New Hateful Eight image rides into town


EW is giving its Comic Con preview this week and that means it has a ton of new looks including all those first looks at Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Just slight less exciting (or more, depending on your opinion of superhero movies) is a new image from Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight. The image shows off Kurt Russell as bounty hunter John Ruth and Samuel L. Jackson as Major Marquis Warren in the snow doing western things like wearing hats and holding guns.

More important is that the image came with some words from the Tarantino himself, “I can definitely say that as bleak as our movie is, we are definitely the funniest snow Western ever made. This is funnier than The Great Silence, it’s funnier than Day of the Outlaw.”

We’re all getting the joke here I hope. On a more serious note the director says the film owes more to TV westerns, like Bonanza, than cinematic ones. “You wait the whole episode to find out, ‘Are they a good guy or are they a bad guy?’ ” he says. “So I thought, ‘What if I did a story that was made up of nothing but those characters?’ So there’s no good guys. There’s no Little Joe.”

All I know is that I’m going to be waiting the whole Comic Con for this trailer to drop.

Matthew Razak
Matthew Razak is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Flixist. He has worked as a critic for more than a decade, reviewing and talking about movies, TV shows, and videogames. He will talk your ear off about James Bond movies, Doctor Who, Zelda, and Star Trek.