A two minute trailer of Quentin Tarantino’s film The Hateful Eight was amongst the most anticipated promo footage at the Cannes Film Festival as movie mogul Harvey Weinstein offered a sneak peek.
Media and industry members were shown a number of films that will premiere in the coming days: Todd Haynes’ 1950s drama Carol and a Macbeth adaption with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.
Cannes festival jury member Jake Gyllenhaal also gave a preview of his boxing drama Southpaw with director Antoine Fuqua.
But the most anticipated, previously unseen film among the Weinstein Co.’s offerings was a two-minute trailer of Tarantino’s latest, due out later this year.
In the footage, the snowy, gun-blazing Western evoked Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs in its gathering of a group of tough characters.
The film’s large cast includes a number of familiar Tarantino players: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth and Michael Madsen.
The Hateful Eight was shot in 70mm. After a version of the script leaked online last year, Tarantino initially swore he’d never make it and filed a lawsuit against Gawker Media, but later withdrew the lawsuit.
It’s Tarantino’s eighth film with Weinstein, who called it “the best marriage I’ve had.” He asked reporters not to tell that quip to his wife, Georgina Chapman.