Quentin Tarantino just picked Colorado over Utah and Wyoming to film his latest feature film called “The Hateful Eight”. The film’s setting will be at the Schmid Ranch located 10 miles (16 kilometers) west of Telluride ski resort. The entire movie will be shot here, exteriors and interiors.
State film commissioner Donald Zuckerman said Tarantino is eyeing a location in Telluride for filming. “What’s fabulous about this is everyone’s been saying Colorado is perfect for a Western, and this is a Western,” Zuckerman told the EDC commissioners.
“The Hateful Eight” is set in the early 1870’s and aims to tell what happens when bounty hunters try to find shelter during a blizzard. A whole slew of Tarantino vets are rumored to be part of the post-Civil war film, including Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Madsen, Amber Tamblyn and Bruce Dern.
Tarantino chose Telluride because he needed an old-timey ranch, lots of snow and for the amazing scenery. It helps that when Tarantino visited Telluride, he fell in love. Production crews should arrive in October and filming should begin on December 8. If you are in Telluride skiing this year, look around for movie stars as the crew and cast will be housed in town and will likely hit the slopes from time to time…