Quentin Tarantino spent most of his recent Comic-Con panel hyping the ultra-wide (and very rare) 65mm lenses he used for his new western, The Hateful Eight. The roster begins with Major Marquis Warren, a former US calvary leader played by Samuel L. Jackson. There, they encounter a mysterious Mexican named Bob (Demian Bichir), former Confederate general Sandy Smithers (Bruce Dern), the sketchy Joe Gage (Michael Madsen), and the wily Oswaldo Mobray (Tim Roth, channeling one of Tarantino’s greatest finds, Christoph Waltz).
Tarantino geeked out over the huge panorama that the old lenses could provide, and explained that, despite having much of The Hateful Eight set in a single inside location, shooting in 65mm and projecting in 70mm would very much enhance the look of his film. The footage began on a barren snowscape, with the wind whipping frost and driving snow across a mountain valley.
Get ready for some pulp friction: Entertainment Weekly has unveiled the first look at three of the gunslingers in Quentin Tarantino’s forthcoming western, The Hateful Eight. In the film, due out in November, these three desperados are forced to stay together in a bar during a snowstorm, where they’re joined by even more shady characters, played by Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir and Bruce Dern.