Samuel L Jackson and Kurt Russell join Tarantino on Australia tour
Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russell are set to join Quentin Tarantino in Australia to push upcoming feature film The Hateful Eight.
Tarantino, Jackson and Russell will walk the red carpet in Sydney on January 13 at Event Cinemas George Street for the Australian premiere of the film in 70mm.
They will also conduct a press junket on January 14 and a Q and A screening at the Cremorne Orpheum in 70mm before heading to Melbourne for a Q and screening at Village Cinemas Rivoli in 70mm on January 17.
The Hateful Eight will screen in 70mm for a one week exclusive season from January 14 at Event Cinemas George Street, Cremorne Orpheum, The Ritz Cinema in Sydney, Village Cinemas Rivoli, The Astor Cinema and Sun Theatre Yarraville in Melbourne.
The Hateful Eight is set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War.
It begins with the passage of a stage coach which is traveling through Wyoming during a cold winter.
The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh), race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as “The Hangman,” will bring Domergue to justice.
Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren (Samuel L. Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (Walton Goggins), a southern renegade who claims to be the town’s new Sheriff.
Losing their lead on the blizzard, Ruth, Domergue, Warren and Mannix seek refuge at Minnie's Haberdashery on a mountain pass.
When they arrive at Minnie’s, they are greeted not by the proprietor but four unfamiliar faces.
Bob (Demian Bichir), who’s taking care of Minnie’s while she’s visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray (Tim Roth), the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage (Michael Madsen), and Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Bruce Dern).
As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, the eight travelers realise may not make it to Red Rock.
The Hateful Eight will release in Australia in 70mm on January 14, followed by a wide digital release on January 21, 2016.
Tickets for the two Q&A sessions will go on sale on December 10, followed by tickets for all regular 70mm sessions shortly afterwards.