The exploitation of Quentin Tarantino’s “Hateful Eight” aka “H8teful Eight” continues with the teaser trailer for the upcoming film getting leaked on YouTube. The trailer was reportedly only supposed to see the light of day in the theater as a preview for the film “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” but was apparently bootlegged and posted on the ever-popular video uploading site.
It was only in November of last year that Tarantino revealed on “The Tonight Show” that his next film would be another western. “It’s not a Django sequel but it’s another Western,” said the writer & director. “I had so much fun doing Django and I love Westerns so much that after I taught myself how to make one, its like, ‘well, okay, let me make another one now that I know what I’m doing!’” Since then, it has been a slippery slope of betrayals, lawsuits and pretty much all out mayhem.
In January, only weeks after Tarantino confirmed his next project to be “Hateful Eight,” his entire 147-page script was leaked online. Tarantino expressed his frustrations to Deadline saying, “I’m going to publish it [as a book], and that’s it for now” and proceeded to file a copyright lawsuit against Gawker, whom he felt responsible for the script leak. He has since done a live reading of the script, dropped the lawsuit and entirely revived the project.
"Hateful Eight" has not yet been shot, but things are shaping up with the release of the poster last month and now the suspense-building teaser. The film has announced a hell of an ensemble cast, including longtime Tarantino collaborators Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell and Michael Madsen, and is slated for a 2015 release.