THE HATEFUL EIGHT Arrives on Christmas!

Quentin Tarantino's Latest

The Weinstein Company has announced that Quentin Tarantino‘s latest The Hateful Eight will open on December 25th for 70mm only; non-70mm viewers will have to wait until January 8, 2016 for the nationwide digital release.

Well, Christmas came early! I’d love to see a list of 50 theaters that will be presenting the film at a wider aspect ratio. There’s no news as yet on a UK release date.

The Hateful Eight joins a crowded Christmas slate that already boasts the Will Smith NFL drama Concussion, the Point Break remake, Fox’s The Revenant and Oliver Stone’s Snowden; plus Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which will be in its second week in theaters.

Here’s the plot description:

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 (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason 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 (Samuel L. Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (Walton 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 (Demian Bichir), who’s taking care of Minnie’s while she’s visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray (Tim Roth), the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage (Michael Madsen), and Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Bruce Dern). As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all…

Via The Hollywood Reporter