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Hateful Eight in Telluride

Tuesday • November 25, 2014


Recently spotted in Telluride, a stage coach (snow covered image) will head up to Wilson Mesa for the production of Quentin Tarantino's new film The Hateful Eight. It has a very close resemblance to the most classic 'Deadwood Stagecoach', and reading the colorful historic story it is clearly the most appropriate one to use for the film.


Rehersals have begun for the Hateful Eight, but not in Telluride.  Sooner or later, we might start having sightings of the stars, Samuel Jackson, Bruce Durn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kurt Russell, Walton Goggins, Michael Madsen, Demian Bichir, Tim Roth, Channing Tatum, and director Quentin Tarantino.  We hope they bring their cold weather clothes!  In the meantime, practically everyone in town knows someone who is working on the set or lined up as an extra, but the specifics are usually vague.  Watch out for fake casting calls and fake meet-and-greets with the stars.  In reality, there are very few opportunities for Telluride locals to work on the film, and given the normal hectic schedule for filming, we don't expect to see the stars hanging out at the Buck every night. 


Quentin Tarantino's new film The Hateful Eight is being shot over the next four months in the most spectacular setting in the San Juan Mountains of south west Colorado. According to their San Miguel County Special Use Permit, the 2.5 acre base camp will house trailers, food tents, rv's, etc., while the small film set site along the ridge just above the base camp will include a Civil War era two story stage coach stop, a horse barn and corral, and a 'non-working' outhouse. The location is about 25 minutes from Telluride, where the production staff and talent will reside.