Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez have enjoyed a long, public BFFship. And it’s still alive and well in 2014, as Tarantino has pulled together a teaser for his next movie, the western The Hateful Eight, to go out to theaters along with Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, which Rodriguez directed with Frank Miller. QT hasn’t started filming his new flick, but that didn’t stop him from making this happen.
The Hateful Eight, if Tarantino sticks with the cast he tapped for the live read of the script, will feature Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Bruce Dern, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Amber Tamblyn, Walton Goggins, James Parks, and Inglourious Basterds’ Denis Ménochet. I’m daydreaming of an alternate reality where everyone is 100 percent up to date on this film’s development and this pre–Sin City teaser is just a reveal that Christoph Waltz will be in The Hateful Eight after all.
A Dame to Kill For is an apt place for QT and RR to collaborate, since they did the same with the original Sin City nine years ago, when Tarantino directed the scene in which Clive Owen has a conversation with a deceased Benicio Del Toro while driving a car. Before that, there was From Dusk Till Dawn, the 1996 Rodriguez film starring and written by Tarantino, and Grindhouse in 2007, a 50/50 B-movie collaboration that screened as a double feature. Rodriguez even gave Tarantino a role in his second film as director, Desperado:
The Hateful Eight Teaser: The Movie, formerly known as Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, premieres next Friday, August 22.