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New Trailer For Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight' Is Full Of Cold-Blooded Killing
Maybe a new Hateful Eight trailer will get the LAPD union to change their minds?
We doubt the police boycott was on the mind of The Weinstein Company when they released the latest trailer for Quentin Tarantino's epic, snowy Western, but the timing sure is a little curious. The latest sneak peek frankly doesn't reveal much more plot than the last one aside from two key things—it reveals the roles of each of the titular "eight" and shows plenty of the quick-draw gunplay and high body count you'd expect from a Tarantino Western.
"Now what would make a man brave a blizzard and kill in cold blood?" says Samuel L. Jackson's Marquis "The Bounty Hunter" Warren in the trailer's intro voiceover. "I'm sure I don't know." We'll probably find out by the end!
The other characters named in the roll-call are Kurt Russell as "The Hangman," Jennifer Jason Leigh as "The Prisoner" (who Russell is transporting to collect a bounty), Tim Roth as "The Little Man" (not "Pumpkin?"), Walton Goggins as "The Sheriff," Demián Bichir as "The Mexican," Bruce Dern as "The Confederate," and Michael Madsen as "The Cow Puncher" (LOL).
Despite the recent controversy surrounding Tarantino's remarks at an anti-police brutality rally last month, Tarantino told the L.A. Times that he's not making any apologies from his stance. "I have a 1st Amendment right to protest against police brutality as I see it," he told the paper. "And I'm not backing down from that."
The Hateful Eight comes out on Christmas with a limited release on "glorious 70mm," with a wider release to follow in January. The nationwide police boycott of his films probably won't doom it at the box office.