Legendary composer Ennio Morricone is set to do the score for Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight,” marking his return to the genre after four decades away from a sound he made iconic in Sergio Leone’s “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly,” “Once Upon a Time in the West” and “A Fistful of Dollars”
Morricone has worked on such famous films as “The Untouchables,” “The Thing,” “The Mission,” “In the Line of Fire,” “Cinema Paradiso,” “Days of Heaven,” “Bugsy” “Disclosure” and “Casualties of War”. He previously worked with Tarantino on “Inglorious Basterds” and “Django Unchained”.
The revelation was just one of a number of reveals during the Hall H panel at Comic Con for the new Tarantino film. Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, Bruce Dern and Jennifer Jason Leigh were all on hand to show off seven minutes of footage from the film and talk about the new film’s presentation.
Around one hundred cinemas will screen the movie on 70mm film and include a full overture, intermission and program.
The project was shot in 65mm Ultra Panavision with an aspect ratio of 2:76 to 1. In fact, the only Ultra Panavision lenses that the production team could use are the exact same ones they used to shoot “Ben Hur” and “Mutiny on the Bounty”.
Tarantino re-iterated his hate of digital and says he would stop making films all together. That doesn’t mean he’d stop telling stories: “I see digital projection as HBO in public. So if that’s the case, I could move to television. Just write my stories as long as I want and we shoot them all.”