The Weinstein Company has confirmed that Quentin Tarantino's 'shot on 65mm' western "The Hateful Eight" is set to commence shooting in January. Harvey Weinstein claims to be giving the post-Civil War Western "the widest 70mm release for over 20 years".
In an official statement, Harvey and Bob Weinstein say: “We are incredibly excited to begin production on The Hateful Eight, as we know this picture will be as innovative, brash and of course fun as all Quentin projects prior. There is, quite simply, no other filmmaker like him, and we are as proud as ever to continue this partnership that started over 20 years ago."
The story is set in Wyoming and focuses on people trapped after a snow storm forces a stagecoach off its route. Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, Walton Goggins and Samuel L. Jackson are onboard the project which is slated to hit late 2015.