Who: Tarantino does ensemble casts well, and this time, he's roped in the likes of Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins and Tim Roth.

The Hateful Eight
What: The premise begins simply. Set in Wyoming a number of years after the Civil War, what happens when a group of armed strangers are trapped together in a blizzard? 

When: Premieres in American cinemas on 25 December.

The Hateful Eight

Why it matters: Tarantino will be working with cinematographer Robert Richardson, the lens behind Kill Bill, Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained, Tarantino's last film. Expect the same risqué violence, dark humour, and a bloody good time — literally. 

Watch the trailer below.