“Got room for one mo’?”

We’ve seen some teaser images and had the director himself talking about how it will be more of a comedy than we’ve seen from him before, but now we finally have the first official trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s latest Western The Hateful Eight.

It features an amazing all-star cast including Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth and Michael Madsen. Here’s the official synopsis:

In THE HATEFUL EIGHT, set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Leigh), race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as “The Hangman,” will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren (Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (Goggins), a southern renegade who claims to be the town’s new Sheriff. Losing their lead on the blizzard, Ruth, Domergue, Warren and Mannix seek refuge at Minnie’s Haberdashery, a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. When they arrive at Minnie’s, they are greeted not by the proprietor but by four unfamiliar faces. Bob (Bichir), who’s taking care of Minnie’s while she’s visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray (Roth), the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage (Madsen), and Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Dern). As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all…

Needless to say I absolutely cannot wait for the film, not just because Tarantino is one of my favourite directors but because of that terrific cast and the fact that, irrespective of the pedigree, it looks AWESOME.

But enough of my yapping – let’s boogie!

The Hateful Eight is set for limited US release on Christmas Day this year. It releases fully in both the US and UK on January 8th, 2016.

What do you make of the trailer?

Source: The Weinstein Company