Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight' Gets Release Date

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The film will premiere on Dec. 25 in 70mm format and will hit theaters nationwide on Jan. 8 in digital release.

Hateful Eight is storming into theaters on Christmas Day.

Quentin Tarantino's newest film is set for a limited debut on Dec. 25 in 70mm format and will hit theaters nationwide on Jan. 8 in digital release, The Weinstein Co. said on Friday. 

The Civil War-era Western joins a crowded holiday frame that includes Dec. 25 wide releases for Sony's Will Smith NFL drama Concussion, Warner Bros.' Point Break remake and Open Road's Oliver Stone-directed drama Snowden. And Disney's Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be continuing its run after a Dec. 18 debut. 

Tarantino wrote and directed Hateful Eight, which includes Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Dern, Demian Bichir and Jennifer Jason Leigh among its cast. The filmmaker's last drama, Django Unchained, opened on Dec. 25, 2012, en route to earning more than $400 million globally and a best picture Oscar nomination. 

Hateful Eight has been subject to more than the usual intrigue leading up to its release, with a script leak posted online (and subsequent lawsuit), a first teaser of the film appearing early and a live reading of the film by its cast at a downtown Los Angeles hotel last year. 

“Our long relationship with Quentin Tarantino is one of the cornerstones of this company, so it’s incredibly special to us to be releasing his latest film in such a spectacular way on 70mm — we can’t think of a finer Christmas gift to be giving movie lovers and Tarantino fans this year,” read a statement release on Friday from Weinstein Co. exec Erik Lomis