Quentin Tarantino is preparing to take over a ranch near Telluride, Colorado to film his latest film, The Hateful Eight.
The film, with a budget of $44 million, will bring major money to the area and to Colorado. The state hasn't seen a major movie production since 1969's True Grit.
"The whole movie's going to be shot here, exteriors and interiors," state film commissioner Donald said. "They're going to build it on a ranch."
State authorities approved a $5 million rebate package for Quentin Tarantino to film in Colorado, making the location that much more attractive.
Did you guys hear that Tarantino is filming THE HATEFUL EIGHT in Colorado? Who wants to join me in the quest to be extras?
— Bret Saunders (@Bretontheradio) September 27, 2014
Prep work on the ranch will begin next month with shooting scheduled to begin December 8th.
The beautiful 900-acre ranch, which was homesteaded in 1882, is under a conservation easement. That means that Quentin Tarantino's crew will have to be extra careful to return the ranch to its original state after filming is completed.
Can one wash blood out of nature? I guess we'll see.
Zuckerman said that the film's producer called and asked for the details on the incentive program.
"He told me that they pre-scouted Telluride but Quentin had not been there, " Zuckerman said.
"Surprise to me, Quentin had never been to Telluride."
What did Tarantino think of Telluride?
"He fell in love with it," Zuckerman said.
The Hateful Eight will have a beautiful backdrop and, as expected, a cast full of Quentin Tarantino veterans like Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Madsen, Amber Tamblyn and Bruce Dern.
The movie centers around bounty hunters, Civil War vets and scoundrels as they gather in a small Wyoming town.
Most assuredly, havoc, blood, and gore will follow, if we know Quentin Tarantino.
"Even though there have been some big movies shot here over the years, this is the biggest thing since True Grit, because it's all Colorado," Zuckerman said. "Because it's a Western. And because it's Tarantino."
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