Quentin Tarantino’s been in the news a lot lately. From a possible Kill Bill re-release to rumors of a new sci-fi project potentially being in the cards it seems like his desire to retire by his tenth film may have just been all talk. Now we have the trailer for what is officially his next film, The Hateful Eight. The Hateful Eight is Tarantino’s second Western after Django Unchained and its production has been very interesting to follow. First the script was leaked. Then Tarantino filed a lawsuit against the site that popularized the leak. Then he did a live reading with his preferred cast for the film. Then he said he rewrote it for the stage. And now we’re back to him saying he will direct it for a 2015 release. A new Tarantino flick is always something to be excited about. In my opinion, however, the big draw for this movie just might be Tarantino’s decision to shoot the movie in 70mm.
Tarantino’s decision to shoot in 70mm is simultaneously awe inspiring and baffling. Tarantino’s trying to make a point about film being superior to digital. 70mm is considered the best in visual quality that you can get. However, 70mm cameras are traditionally very heavy and bulky, making action shots very difficult without at least some level of heavy rigging. The movie has been described as being largely a “one room” kind of picture, with much of it being a conversation. But we know Tarantino is bound to throw some blood shed in there.
The poster for the flick was released in time for Comic-Con and it looks like what you would expect from a Tarantino flick: stylish and to the point. It’s also great to see The Hateful Eight Poster sporting an illustrated style. Painted style poster art is making a big come back in a big bad way and I’m loving it.