HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The first teaser trailer for Quentin Tarantino's upcoming western The Hateful Eight was released online Wednesday.
The teaser for Tarantino's 8th film features a frigid, storm-ridden, post-Civil War setting warmed up by the burly personalities of John Ruth (Kurt Russell), Major Marquis Warren (Samuel L. Jackson) and Chris Mannix (Walton Goggins).
Russell's character -- a renowned bounty hunter alongside his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh) -- opens the trailer in a bustling stagecoach then stopped by Jackson.
Once his stagecoach is perched at a dreary way station, Russell makes his intention to hang his prisoner the next day publicly clear to its dwellers.
The Hateful Eight is scheduled for a Christmas Day release in 70 mm theaters only before making its full national release Jan. 8, 2016.