By Oliver Lyttelton | The Playlist September 3, 2014 at 9:43AM
A press release from The Weinstein Company has reached inboxes, bringing rock solid confirmation of some good news: the studio will be releasing "The Hateful Eight," the latest film from Quentin Tarantino, the filmmaker's ninth, in a little over a year.
Having come close to dropping the project when the script leaked at the start of this year, Tarantino's now preparing for a January shoot for the project, and the press release confirms the news from the recent teaser trailer that the film will be released in the fall of 2015.
Most intriguingly, the film, which Tarantino has long-touted would be filmed in large format, will apparently receive 'the widest 70mm release in over 20 years' (we think the last to get a similar roll-out was Ron Howard's "Far & Away"). For anyone who loves film, that can only be a good thing. With a January start date, we'll likely hear confirmation on casting at some point: Samuel L Jackson, Kurt Russell, Bruce Dern, Tim Roth and Walton Goggins were among those who took place in the recent live-read, while more recently Jennifer Lawrence, Evan Rachel Wood, Geena Davis and Hilary Swank were rumored to be involved.