The Hateful Eight was a very polarizing film. Personally I loved it and thought it was one of Tarantino’s best, but I understand why some disagree. However one thing that cannot be denied is how great the haunting score by Ennio Morricone was.
Morricone’s score was one of the best parts of the film. It fit the unsettling tone perfectly and helped give the film a sort of western ‘The Thing‘ vibe that I think Tarantino was going for. I never thought that in a year in which John Williams scored a Star Wars film that it would only be my second favorite score of the year, but there you go.
So when I read today on Deadline that Morricone would be returning to score Tarantino’s next project, I somehow got even more excited than I already was for a Tarantino film to come out. Check out Morricone’s comments below:
Tarantino has already told me that there will be a next movie that we are going to make together. … I told him that in the future I would like to have much more time. I would like to start working with him even long before in order to have the time to work, to think about the music, and also to exchange more ideas with him about what I am going to score for him. I never ask any director to work with me, but it was Tarantino who told me, ‘OK, there will be a next time.’
What exactly Tarantino’s next project still remains a mystery. Different rumors have suggested a ‘Bonnie and Clyde’-esque film about Australian gangsters during the 1930s, or even a possible sequel to Kill Bill Vol.2. Whatever it is I’ll be one of the first in line to see it, and I’ll definitely be looking forward to listening to a new Morricone score.