Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight begins shooting in January

Posted on 5 September 2014
By Mark Langshaw
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Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming Western The Hateful Eight will begin filming in January next year.

The acclaimed director’s eighth film, which sees him re-team with producers Bob and Harvey Weinstein, is on course to arrive in cinemas in autumn 2015.

“We are incredibly excited to begin production on The Hateful Eight, as we know this picture will be as innovative, brash and of course fun as all Quentin projects prior,” said the Weinsteins in a statement.

“There is, quite simply, no other filmmaker like him, and we are as proud as ever to continue this partnership that started over 20 years ago.”

Set in post-Civil War Wyoming, The Hateful Eight follows a band of bounty hunters who try to find shelter during a blizzard, only to become entangled in a web of betrayal and deception.

Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, Amber Tamblyn, Jennifer Lawrence and Tim Roth have linked with the project, but casting is yet to be announced.

Hateful Eight’s development was suspended in January after its screenplay leaked online, but Tarantino has since revived the venture and is looking to fast-track its production.

Tarantino’s last attempt at a Western, Django Unchained, earned him an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.