The Hateful Eight trailer promises a blizzard of violence

After tempting us with a glimpse at the new poster yesterday, The Weinstein Company has dropped the first teaser trailer for Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight. The filmmaker's 8th movie is set in a snow-capped, post-Civil War landscape, and follows a group of eight strangers who find themselves thrown together during a particularly bad storm.

In this sneaky preview, the inclement weather makes way for plenty of mystery and intrigue, as the ragtag bunch make the acquaintance of fugitive Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and her bounty-hunting captor John Ruth (Kurt Russell). Unable to make their way through the treacherous mountainside, the pair hole up at the stopover to ride it out. Check out the teaser below:

Anyone familiar with Tarantino's back catalogue will recognise a handful of these faces. Samuel L. Jackson looms into view offering a cautionary warning, with Tim Roth's cheeky chappie delivering one of the trailer's most amusing quips. Things don't stay quiet for long, and by the look of things, it's gonna get bloody at Minnie's Haberdashery...

The Hateful Eight opens in the US (in Tarantino's preferred 70MM format) on December 25, followed by a widespread release in the US and UK on January 8, 2016. Michael Madsen, Walter Goggins, Demian Bichir and Bruce Dern co-star.

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