This article will provide interesting facts on the Hateful Eight’s release date, cast, and other details. Continue reading to the conclusion for further details.
About Hateful Eight
The Hateful Eight is a 2015 American western mystery thriller film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It is sometimes marketed as The H8ful Eight. It stars Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, and Bruce Dern as eight strangers seeking shelter from a blizzard in a stagecoach stopover following the American Civil War.
The film was announced by Tarantino in November 2013. Before deciding to make it a separate film, he envisioned it as a novel and sequel to Django Unchained (2012). In January 2014, after the script was leaked, he decided to forgo the project and instead publish the book as a novel.
Before developing a new draught and resuming the film, Tarantino directed a live reading of the script at the United Artists Theater in Los Angeles in April 2014. In January 2015, production began near Telluride, Colorado.
Ennio Morricone composed the original score, which was his first entire Western piece in thirty-four years (and his last until his death in 2020), his first for a high-profile Hollywood movie since Brian De Palma’s Mission to Mars, and Tarantino’s first and only original score.
Plot of Hateful Eight
In “The Hateful Eight,” which takes place six, eight, or twelve years after the end of the Civil War, a stagecoach speeds through the snowy Wyoming countryside. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Leigh), speed towards Red Rock, where Ruth, known locally as “The Hangman,” will bring Domergue to justice.
Along the trip, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren (Jackson), a black former Union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (Goggins), a southern rebel who claims to be the new sheriff of the town.
Ruth, Domergue, Warren, and Mannix take sanctuary at Minnie’s Haberdashery, a stagecoach stoppage on a mountain pass, after losing the lead in the blizzard. When they arrive at Minnie’s, they are met by four strangers rather than the proprietor.
While Minnie is visiting her mother, Bob (Bichir) is holed up with the hangman of Red Rock, Oswaldo Mobray (Roth), cow-puncher Joe Gage (Madsen), and Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Dern). As the storm approaches the mountaintop inn, our eight travellers realise they may not reach Red Rock after all. ..
Cast of Hateful Eight
- Samuel L. Jackson as Major Marquis Warren
- Kurt Russell in the role of John “The Hangman” Ruth
- Jennifer Jason Leigh in the role of Daisy Domergue
- Walton Goggins in the role of Chris Mannix
- Demián Bichir as Señor Bob / Marco “The Mexican”
- Tim Roth portrays Oswaldo Mobray / English Pete Hicox.
- Michael Madsen as “Grouch” Douglass / Joe Gage
- Bruce Dern portrays General Sandford “Sandy” Smithers in the film.
- James Parks portrayed O.B. Jackson.
- Channing Tatum in the role of Jody Domergue
- Dana Gourrier as Minnie Mink
- Zoë Bell as Six-Horse Judy
- Lee Horsley portrays Ed
- Gene Jones as Sweet Dave
- Keith Jefferson portraying Charly
- Craig Stark in the role of Chester Charles Smithers
- Belinda Owino as Gemma
Hateful Eight’s Release
The cast and director of The Hateful Eight promoted the movie at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con. The Weinstein Company (TWC) bought the rights to show the movie all over the world on September 3, 2014, and it will come out in the fall of 2015.
The film would be sold all over the world by TWC, but Tarantino wanted to personally pick the distributors for the film all over the world. Before the movie came out, Tarantino made sure that about 100 theatres around the world were updated with anamorphic 70 mm film projectors so that the movie would look the way he wanted it to.
The movie came out on December 25, 2015, as a roadshow in theatres that showed 70 mm films. At first, the movie was supposed to come out in digital theatres on January 8, 2016.
The Hollywood Reporter said on December 14 that the movie would be shown in more theatres on December 31, 2015, but that the 70 mm version would still be shown. To meet demand, the date was changed to December 30, 2015. Tarantino and the cast of the movie went to San Diego Comic-Con on July 11, 2015, to promote the movie.
Reception of Hateful Eight
The Hateful Eight made $54.1 million in the U.S. and Canada and $102.4 million in other countries, for a total of $156.5 million all over the world. It opened in the US on December 25, 2015, but only in a small number of theatres. Over the weekend, it made $4.9 million from 100 theatres, which is $46,107 per theatre.
This put it in 10th place at the box office. It came out in theatres on December 30, and on its first day, it made $3.5 million. The movie made $15.7 million in its first weekend, which put it in third place at the box office, behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($90.2 million) and Daddy’s Home ($29.2 million).
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