“Yeah – We’re going to be doing ‘The Hateful Eight.’ ” is all Quentin Tarantino would say about his developing western when asked about the status of the movie at Comic-Con last weekend. But could plans be much further along that he’s letting on? Well, it would certainly appear that way as before a frame has even been shot, the first poster/promo for the movie has arrived, and no it’s not a fan made deal either.
Via the eagle eyes at Film Divider, next week’s issue of Empire magazine will feature a full page one sheet (see below) for the movie, with a “Special Roadshow Engagement” for the movie promised for 2015, in CinemaScope too. Damn. But is this even possible? It certainly is. Kurt Russell — one of the actors who joined Tarantino for a live read of the script earlier this year (read our review) — revealed recently that an early 2015 shoot was being eyed, so a release late in the year is very feasible. And given that most of the action in this one is in a couple of contained locations, the production will likely be a bit faster than “Django Unchained.” And it also looks like his plans to shoot in 70mm still seems to be intact.