The Weinstein Company said today that Quentin Tarantino and the cast of his Western shoot-’em-up The Hateful Eight will attend Comic-Con next month with a Hall H presentation set for Saturday, July 11 at 1:30 PM. The presentation will include a discussion with Tarantino and the cast about the film, its roadshow release in 70mm and a promise of new footage.
The dais will be a full one: the cast includes Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demian Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen and Bruce Dern. The plot revolves around what happens when eight travelers are caught in a Wyoming snowstorm and take refuge at a remote stagecoach stopover.
It’s a fitting place for Tarantino to fan the flames of his follow-up to Django Unchained, which won him the Original Screenplay Oscar last year. It was at Comic-Con 2014 that he finally confirmed he was moving forward with his feature Western, that admission coming during a panel in which he was promoting his Django Unchained-Zorro crossover comic-book.
Weinstein announced earlier this month that The Hateful Eight is getting an exclusive two-week roadshow in 70mm nationwide beginning Christmas Day. The plan is to follow that with a digital theatrical release January 8. That also is Tarantino synergy: Django was also released December 25.