Tarantino’s ‘Hateful 8’ Teaser Basically Just Lists Names of His Characters, Is Still Cool

Trailer attached to prints of “Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For”

Last Updated: August 22, 2014 @ 6:36 AM

The teaser for Quentin Tarantino‘s “The Hateful 8” isn’t available yet online, but did debut Thursday night before screenings of “Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For.”

We saw it. We’re going to describe it for you. Spoilers.

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It’s all animated. Snow falls over a vast, empty stretch of country. The text tells us that sometime after the Civil War, eight people found themselves trapped by a blizzard.

“They soon discovered,” the text says, “they shared a deadly connection.”

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Blood spatters across the words. And then we get the names of the characters, but — because no one is cast — only the names of the characters. Each name is accompanied by an image and a description. For example:

“Major Marquis Warren, ‘The Bounty Hunter,'” accompanied by a silhouette of a man on a horse, and “Daisy Domergue, ‘The Prisoner'” accompanied by a silhouette of a woman against a backdrop of bound hands. There’s also “General Sandy Smithers, ‘The Confederate,'” accompanied by a Confederate flag. (So don’t look for Tarantino to stop using provocative racial language and images.”

Finally, we’re instructed: “See It In Glorious 70mm Super Cinemascope.”

There’s video circulating that someone took in a theater, but we’re not posting it because… go see a movie. Movies are great. “Sin City 2,” directed by Frank Miller and Tarantino pal Robert Rodriguez, is a lot of fun.

“The Hateful 8” is out next year. Tarantino almost scrapped the film after a draft of its screenplay leaked. Wouldn’t want him to scrap the movie over the teaser leaking.