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Tarantino is bringing The Hateful Eight to the San Diego Comic Con

06.26.2015

Despite the lack of anything Marvel-ous at SDCC, the Comic Con Gods are making sure to have a few panels to allure fans this year. One such panel will be for Quentin Tarantino's upcoming western, THE HATEFUL EIGHT.

Hall H will be home to the panel on Saturday, July 11th at 1:30pm. Chris Hardwick will host the affair which will include Tarantino and his cast, a discussion on the production, and its upcoming 70mm format release. There will also be some footage screened, so here's hoping they have a screen big enough to contain Kurt Russell's wicked awesome facial hair. In case you can't recall the rest of the cast, that'll include Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demian Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen and Bruce Dern.

The grand 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...

Tarantino's push for 70mm is definitely admirable, so I'll be curious to hear his take on the limited Christmas release and perhaps how he's working towards making sure fans will be able to catch his latest in the best format possible. Even that aside, the movie looks like it'll be a real crowd pleaser. Throw that cast together and couple them with some classic Tarantino linguistics, and you have what's sure to be a welcome gift come Christmas time. Until then, be sure to check back on July 11th to check out what we see at this year's SDCC!

THE HATEFUL EIGHT will hit 70mm screens on December 25, 2015 and digital theaters on January 8, 2016.

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