Quentin Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’ – watch leaked trailer

'Django Unchained' director's eighth film in cinemas next year

A teaser trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s western The Hateful Eight has leaked online.

The film is still being cast and Tarantino is yet to start shooting but the animated teaser was shown in selected American cinemas last week before screenings of Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller).

The trailer reveals the blood splattered names of the film’s main characters who make up the eight of the title. They are: Major Marquis Warren “The Bounty Hunter”, John Ruth “The Hangman”, Daisy Domergue “The Prisoner”, Chris Mannix “The Sheriff”, Bob “The Mexican”, Oswald Mobray “The Little Man”, Joe Gage “The Cow Puncher” and General Sandy Smithers “The Confederate”.

As reported, Jennifer Lawrence is in talks to play a lead role in the American Civil War-set western.

The official synopsis reveals, “The Hateful Eight follows the steadily ratcheting tension that develops after a blizzard” when a “pitiless and mistrustful” group are trapped together by circumstance. Stuck together on a stagecoach the eight, including “a competing pair of bounty hunters, a renegade Confederate soldier, and a female prisoner”, hole up in a saloon in the middle of nowhere.

The Hateful Eight is due in cinemas next year.