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Reel Roundup: In space, no one can hear you sob uncontrollably

Chris Pine as Prince Charming in “Into the Woods.”
Chris Pine as Prince Charming in “Into the Woods.”

Tarantino buzz builds

A poster for “The Hateful Eight” popped up on the Internet this week, which appears to confirm the release of Quentin Tarantino’s next film for 2015 (but no date beyond that).

“Eight” is allegedly about bounty hunters stuck in a blizzard in post-Civil War Wyoming territory. Beyond that, we’re guessing it will be occasionally bloody with a fair amount of offensive language.

In other Taranti-news, the director told the gathered horde at Comic-Con last week that “Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair” also would be released next year, according to Slashfilm.com.

After its premiere at Cannes in 2003, Weinstein Co. split the four-hour film into two volumes. “Affair” reportedly restores it to one film, with some added footage.

Literary love story

Elle Fanning has been tabbed to play “Frankenstein” author Mary Shelley in “A Storm in the Stars,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film is being directed by Haifaa al-Mansour, the first female director from Saudi Arabia. The film tells the love story of poet Percy Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft, who was 17 at the time of the affair.

A new “Massacre”?

The horror website Bloody Disgusting reports another “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” movie is in the works. It would reportedly be set between the 1974 original and last year’s “Texas Chainsaw 3D.” Nothing about a release date, though.

Fairy tales unite

Disney has released a slew of new images from its upcoming adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s hit musical “Into the Woods.” The film twists famous fairy tales into one story and stars Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine, Lucy Punch and Anna Kendrick, among others. Check out the gallery at KansasCity.com. It’s due in theaters this December.

“Interstellar” trailer launches online

Head over to Interstellarmovie.com and watch the trailer for Christopher Nolan’s upcoming film. Especially if you need a good cry.

In “Interstellar,” due in November, Matthew McConaughey plays an engineer who leaves his children behind on Earth so he might help save the doomed human race.

To watch the trailer, you’ll need to enter the code 7201969, which is the date Apollo 11 landed on the moon.

Or so they say …

David Frese, dfrese@kcstar.com

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