The Hateful Eight (stylized as The H8ful Eight in some of the marketing) is a 2015 American mystery Western film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, and stars Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, and Bruce Dern. The film score was composed by Ennio Morricone.
The film is set some years after the Civil War in Wyoming, and revolves around eight strangers who seek refuge in a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass during a blizzard.
The film’s development was announced by Tarantino in November 2013. However, after the script was leaked in January 2014, Tarantino decided to cancel the movie and publish the script as a novel instead. After directing a live read of the leaked script at the United Artists Theater in Los Angeles, Tarantino said that he had changed his mind and was going to film The Hateful Eight.
Filming began on December 8, 2014 near Telluride, Colorado. The upcoming film is set for a December 25, 2015 roadshow release in select theaters on a 70 mm film format. A wide digital release is scheduled for December 31, 2015 by The Weinstein Company.