Last month, Quentin Tarantino revealed The Hateful Eight would follow in the steps of films like Gone With the Wind in setting up a “roadshow,” a theatrical engagement with an intermission and program that typically features extra footage of the film. Now a couple weeks ahead of its release, the film’s official Twitter feed is teasing a “big announcement” will be dropping tomorrow.
“The glorious 70mm roadshow is almost here. Stay tuned for a big announcement tomorrow,” reads the tweet alongside an image that states, “The roadshow is coming.”
— The Hateful Eight (@thehatefuleight) December 13, 2015
As Samuel L. Jackson explained in a featurette for The Hateful Eight, “The film is shot in 65mm and projected in 70, with an image twice the size of what you’re used to, which makes your enhanced viewing even doper.”
Tarantino’s latest Western takes place in post-Civil War Wyoming, where eight travelers are brought together by a blizzard. As the storm worsens and tensions run high, they soon realize they may not make it out alive.
The Hateful Eight roadshow in 70mm will drop in select theaters on Christmas Day, while the film’s wide release was recently moved up to Jan. 1.