Blizzard, blood and bounty hunters in Tarantino's new western

Blizzard, blood and bounty hunters in Tarantino's new western
By Natalie Huet  with Reuters, APTN

Set in post Civil War America, Quentin Tarantino new movie, “The Hateful Eight,” is one icy Western epic.

It wasn't anything you couldn't handle, it just wasn't like doing a movie on the beach

During a blizzard, an odd bunch of violent strangers end up in the same Wyoming refuge. One thing is certain: not everyone is going to make it out alive.

It’s Tarantino’s first movie since his 2012 hit “Django Unchained,” and his eighth so far. The acclaimed director plans to make two more before he steps away from the camera.

“I don’t make a movie every year, so probably we’re talking about eight years from now,” Tarantino said at the film’s premiere in Los Angeles. “It’s not like I’m going to live in a house by myself. I’ll probably write novels, or write theatre and direct theatre, we’ll see.”

Like working in a freezer

Starring Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russell as bounty hunters and Jennifer Jason Leigh# as a fugitive, the film features Tarantino’s ultra-violent touch and trademark monologues.

It was shot last winter in Colorado and on a sound stage the crew compared to a freezer.

“It wasn’t anything you couldn’t handle, it just wasn’t like doing a movie on the beach,” said Russell.

The three-hour film has earned three Golden Globe nominations: for best screenplay, best score and best actress in a supporting role.

“The Hateful Eight” opens in U.S. theaters on Christmas in a special 70mm release and will hit the big screens worldwide early next year.