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Quentin Tarantino on the set of The Hateful Eight

Quentin Tarantino Hints That He May Jump from Film Into Television

JamesArthurArmstrong JamesArthurArmstrong Quentin Tarantino and the cast of his latest movie, The Hateful Eight, came together during a panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday.

Many things were discussed during the panel, but the highlight was an 8-minute preview clip that Tarantino cut together especially for Comic-Con. The footage shown introduced the film’s characters and set up the premise of the Western. The pic follows eight characters attempting to find shelter from a terrible blizzard. A new poster (shown below) for the film was also unveiled, sporting the tagline “No One Comes up Here Without a Damn Good Reason.”

Tarantino also revealed decorated composer, Ennio Morricone, will write an original score for the film. Morricone's music from John Carpenter's, The Thing, was used during the 8-minute clip. Tarantino said Morricone is currently working on the music and will record it in the coming weeks. It will be the first time ever Tarantino will use an original score in one of his movies, and will be the first Western score Morricone has recorded in 40 years.

Tarantino speaks his mind

The director was joined by almost all the main cast members who make up the titular Hateful Eight. Samuel L. Jackson was absent due to filming commitments. However, Jackson did provide the voiceover for the clip presented during the panel. Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth and Bruce Dern were among those from the cast who attended.

As we all know, Tarantino isn't afraid of speaking his mind, and the director used the panel session as a platform to put across his opinions about shooting on film. He revealed the Hateful Eight was shot using the same cameras that captured many classic films, such as Ben-Hur. The movies release will be celebrated with a special road show screening series displaying the movie in a 70mm print. It lead to Tarantino ranting against the use of digital cameras and digital projection. The Oscar winning director hinted he may make the jump from film to television. "That’s not the movie industry I signed up for," Tarantino said. "I am not a fan of digital projection. We’ve already ceded too much ground to the barbarians." The digital cinema, he said, is "like HBO in public. So maybe I’ll move into TV."

The Hateful Eight is released in theatres January 8, 2016.

Brand New Poster for Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight'
Brand New Poster for Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight'

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