The Hateful Eight Teaser: See the Animated Preview of the New Quentin Tarantino Movie

By  · Published on April 16th, 2015

Update: Sorry, guys, but it looks like this release wasn’t official at last, after all, and has been taken down.

This teaser for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight isn’t new, but it hasn’t been officially online until now. It’s old enough not to have any footage from the movie, which is fine because there are some releases where you don’t need more than a title logo to get you excited. Here we have about a minute and a half of simple motion graphics counting up the eight main characters of the Western with a bit of plot set-up at the beginning plus a suggestion to see it in 70mm.

In order, those characters and the actors playing them are:

1. Major Marquis Warren, “The Bounty Hunter” – Samuel L. Jackson
2. John Ruth, “The Hangman” – Kurt Russell
3. Daisy Domergue, “The Prisoner” – Jennifer Jason Leigh
4. Chris Mannix, “The Sheriff” – Walton Goggins
5. Bob, “The Mexican” – Demian Bichir
6. Oswald Mobray, “The Little Man” – Tim Roth
7. Joe Gage, “The Cow Puncher” – Michael Madsen
8. General Sandy Smithers, “The Confederate” – Bruce Dern

Channing Tatum and Zoe Bell are also part of the cast.

Here is the official synopsis:

Set six or eight, or 12 years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Leigh) race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as “The Hangman,” will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road they encounter two strangers Major Marquis Warren (Jackson) a black former Union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter and Chris Mannix (Goggins) a southern renegade who claims to be the town’s new sheriff. Losing their lead on the blizzard, Ruth, Domergue, Warren and Mannix seek refuge at Minnie’s Haberdashery, a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. When they arrive at Minnie’s they are greeted not by the proprietor but by four unfamiliar faces. Bob (Bichir) who’s taking care of Minnie’s while she’s visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray (Roth) the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage (Madsen), and Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Dern). As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travelers come to learn they might not make it to Red Rock after all…

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Christopher Campbell began writing film criticism and covering film festivals for a zine called Read, back when a zine could actually get you Sundance press credentials. He's now a Senior Editor at FSR and the founding editor of our sister site Nonfics. He also regularly contributes to Fandango and Rotten Tomatoes and is the President of the Critics Choice Association's Documentary Branch.