Quentin Tarantino's highly anticipated 'The Hateful Eight' is set to show a teaser trailer when Robert Rodriguez's "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' hits theatres, even though no footage of the upcoming film has been shot yet.

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Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' will show a teaser trailer before 'Sin City 2'

As the trailer will only be shown to paying customers, the two directors, who are close friends and have been since the early 90's, have created a ploy to attract audiences to watch the teaser as well as the 'Sin City' sequel.

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'The Hateful Eight, which will star Bruce Dern, Kurt Russell and Samuel L. Jackson, and begin filming next year, was almost cancelled before production ever got started due to the flick's full script leaking online this past January.

Tarantino decided to halt the film project, and initially it was reported that the famed filmmaker was suing a blog site, associated with Gawker Media, for publishing an article called, 'Here Is the Leaked Quentin Tarantino 'Hateful Eight' Script.' He also vowed to only publish the story as a novel.

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At the time of the leak, the 51 year-old also stated, "I'm very, very depressed. I finished a script, a first draft, and I didn't mean to shoot it until next winter, a year from now."

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'The Hateful Eight' was nearly cancelled after Tarantino's script leaked online

However, during in a Q&A session at Comic-Con in San Diego last month, Tarantino confirmed that 'The Hateful Eight' would be making it to the big-screen, he stated, "Yeah, we're going to be doing 'The Hateful Eight,' we weren't sure about it, but I just decided just now."

The forthcoming western style movie is set in a post-Civil war Wyoming, and follows a group of dubious characters, including two competing bounty hunters, who are forced to seek shelter from a harsh blizzard. But these individuals soon find themselves wrapped up in a tale of mistrust and betrayal.