Tarantino to retrofit 50 theatres with 70mm projectors

Quentin Tarantino is set to install 70mm projectors in 50 cinemas around the world to show his new film 'The Hateful Eight'.

The movie was shot entirely in 70mm to produce a higher-resolution and wider image on-screen, ensuring cinema-goers will enjoy the best cinematographic experience.

The film is the first to use the Ultra Panavision 70 anamorphic lenses since 1966's 'Khartoum'. However, it seems that Tarantino is not alone in favouring these lenses, with the upcoming 'Star Wars' spinoff 'Rogue One' reportedly set to follow suit.

Tarantino recently debuted footage of the film at the Cine Gear expo, where audiences were impressed by its ultra-wide presentation.

Dan Sasaki, Panavision's VP of optical engineering, told THR that Tarantino "really wants to get people back into theatres" and hopes that he "did something great to bring that [experience] back".

According to THR, Tarantino is currently working out the best way to create a digital version of the film, so that those without access to the 50 new projectors can still enjoy a good viewing experience.

The film, which is set to be released in November 2015, is a Western set in post-Civil War Wyoming.

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