The debut trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s latest bloody opus has hit the web, after a tortuous development process including leaked scripts and lawsuits.

Check it out:

Snow, gunplay, and murderous looks abound, and it looks to continue Tarantino’s run of beautifully shot, epically staged, wordy-as-all-hell actioners. I’m getting a bit of a Django Unchained vibe from the moody trailer, and it seems like Tarantino has once again pulled together a top-notch cast to portray a colourful group of rogues. The hardships that he went through during development don’t seem to have stalled him at all, and I’m excited to see this when it hits theatres early next year. It’s hard to believe that for being such a part of the pop-culture landscape, Tarantino has only made 8 movies total. When you have as impressive a run as he has had though, where even his “bad” movies are still better than 80% of what’s out there, then I guess it’s inevitable.

Here’s the official synopsis:

In THE HATEFUL EIGHT, set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (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 (Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (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, a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. When they arrive at Minnie’s, they are greeted not by the proprietor but by four unfamiliar faces. Bob (Bichir), who’s taking care of Minnie’s while she’s visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray (Roth), the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage (Madsen), and Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Dern). As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all…


THE HATEFUL EIGHT hits theatres January 16, 2016 in Australia.