New ‘Hateful Eight’ Images: Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russell Face Off, Bruce Dern Cringes (Photos)

The next Quentin Tarantino film follows eight Wild West gunslingers trapped in a snowbound cabin

Last Updated: May 8, 2015 @ 8:54 AM

New images from Quentin Tarantino‘s upcoming Western “The Hateful Eight” show Kurt Russell and Samuel L. Jackson facing off in what appears to be a very tense moment.

The photo featuring bounty hunter John “The Hangman” Ruth (Kurt Russell) aiming a rifle on Major Marquis Warren (Samuel L. Jackson) were released as part of the newest issue of Entertainment Weekly, which hits newsstands on Friday. The cover, released Thursday, was the first Tarantino fans had seen of the cast in costume.

The film follows eight gunslingers in the Old West who get trapped in a cabin together when a fierce blizzard hits. In addition to Russell and Jackson, the film also stars Michael Madsen, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bruce Dern, Tim Roth, Demian Bichir and Walton Goggins.

Another photo, which offers the first look at Oscar nominee Dern (“Nebraska”) in character, suggests there will be singing involved, and Dern’s character won’t like it.

Tarantino almost scrapped the project altogether after the script leaked online. However, he reconsidered after a live-table read, where the cast got an overwhelmingly positive reception.

See two more images below. Click here to see the rest of the photos or pick up the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly.

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