Tarantino’s Heading To New Zealand
Academy Award winning writer/director Quentin Tarantino will be taking flight to Auckland to attend the New Zealand premiere of his upcoming feature film The Hateful Eight.
Tarantino will walk the red carpet in Auckland on Wednesday, January 20 at Event Cinemas Broadway, Newmarket for the New Zealand premiere of the film. He will be accompanied by Waiheke Island-raised stuntwoman and actress Zoë Bell who stars in THE HATEFUL EIGHT and has featured in Tarantino’s past films including Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, Death Proof and Inglorious Basterds. The cinematic legend will also conduct a press junket on Thursday, January 21.
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 (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason 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 (Samuel L. Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (Walton 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 (Demian Bichir), who’s taking care of Minnie’s while she’s visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray (Tim Roth), the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage (Michael Madsen), and Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Bruce Dern). As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all…