hateful-eightQuentin Tarantino revealed during a panel today at Comic-Con in San Diego that Ennio Morricone is currently composing the music for the director’s upcoming western The Hateful Eight. The film stars Channing Tatum, Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Demian Bichir, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, James Parks, Dana Gourrier and Zoe Bell. The movie written and directed by Tarantino is set on a wintry Wyoming landscape as a storm overtakes a stagecoach on a mountainside stopover. Richard N. Gladstein (The Bourne Identity, The Cider House Rules) is  producing the project with Stacey Sher (Erin BrockovichGet Shorty) and Shannon McIntosh. Tarantino has previously used Morricone’s music in a number of his films. The composer also composed the original song Ancora Qui for the director’s last feature Django Unchained. The score for The Hateful Eight will be recorded within the next couple of weeks in Prague and the movie is set to be released on December 25, 2015 by the Weinstein Company.

  1. Macejko says:

    First thing: awesome.
    Second thing: has Quentin given up on using third-party songs only?
    Third thing: after Django, weren’t there some news that Ennio would never work with Tarantino again due to his “illogical use of music in his movies” or something like that?

    • Jacob says:

      Morricone allegedly went back on his word after the whole Django Unchained bit.

  2. Bernd-Helmut Heine says:

    I´ve never been a huge Tarantino fan, but these are good news indeed!

  3. Steve Flower says:

    I know what I want from a morricone western score…. bells guitars organ trumpets percussion and sweeping strings .Will we get it ….somethig tells me we wont.
    That was then .this is now.