Comic-Con 2015: Quentin Tarantino Reveals Ennio Morricone Will Score 'The Hateful Eight'

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Italian composer Ennio Morricone, left, conducts the Modern Art Orchestra of Hungary during a concert of his film scores in Papp Laszlo Budapest Sports Arena in Budapest, Hungary, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014.

Veteran composer Ennio Morricone is set to score The Hateful Eight, his first Western music project in over 40 years.

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Quentin Tarantino -- who is directing the film -- made the announcement at the end of The Hateful Eight Hall H panel at San Diego’s Comic-Con 2015 on Saturday, July 11, according to The Hollywood Reporter. At the panel, he also showed a seven-minute supercut of the film.

The Hateful Eight is scheduled for a 70mm-only limited release on Dec. 25, 2015, with a wide release on Jan. 8, 2016.

Morricone is known for his work on Western classics like The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and A Fistful of Dollars. His music has been featured in several of Tarantino’s previous releases, including the Kill Bill movies, Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained.