Director Quentin Tarantino arrives at The Weinstein Company & Netflix Golden Globe After Party in Beverly Hills, California January 10, 2016. Reuters/Danny Moloshok

Quentin Tarantino thinks he has a good chance to secure a third Oscar statuette for his eighth film “The Hateful Eight.”

He attended the film's Sydney premiere at Event Cinemas, George Street, on Wednesday, along with actors Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russell who star in his latest film.

At the premiere, the “Django Unchained” director said that he feels positive about getting another Oscar in the Best Screenplay category. “It's hard to tell about stuff like that but I actually think this is my best script,” he told AAP.

Actor Russell echoed his director’s sentiment on the black carpet event: “I think this is among some of his best writing.”

British actor Tim Roth, who plays Oswaldo Mobray in the film, had said at the European Premiere of the film at London, that Tarantino should get the Best Director Oscar: “I don't know if he'll get it, but he should.”

Tarantino added that cast member Jennifer Jason Leigh should get the Best Supporting Actress Oscar. He said he also hopes Samuel L. Jackson gets nominated for Best Actor while music composer Ennio Morricone, who is best known for composing the films of Sergio Leone and Sergio Corbucci, should win for Best Score.

As for himself, Tarantino hopes he will win but doesn’t expect to. He has previously won two Oscars for writing "Pulp Fiction" and "Django Unchained."

Tarantino also thinks that his mystery thriller, which is set after the US Civil War and follows eight strangers who take refuge from a blizzard in a stagecoach stopover, will be remembered for decades to come. “I actually see, uh, in the next 20 years, this be considered as my top four,” he said.

Jackson wasn’t quite as hopeful as his director though. "I haven't been nominated for anything else this year, so no," Jackson said, as quoted by The Sydney Morning Herald. "Every award show has been announced and the only one left is the Oscars, my name has not been called one ... time, I don't expect it to be called on Thursday."

“The Hateful Eight” is the seventh film of Tarantino to include Jackson and the actor says it's his new favourite.

“It's always the last one, because the memory is fresh (and) it's great to be at a premiere with people that are going to see it for the first time and experience it” he told AAP.

As for Russell, appearing in a Tarantino film is an opportunity he wasn’t going to miss. "Any time you get a chance to work with Quentin it's really fun and this one was with Sam and the gang so it was very special," he said.

“I do like the opportunity to play and kind of create memorable characters and through the years I've had that opportunity and then this one was another one,” he told AAP. “The minute you see him you're never going to forget who he is and it's important in the movie itself you feel that way about him.”

Tarantino is also thinking about turning his script into a stage drama. The director revealed that producer Harvey Weinstein had originally wanted him to make “The Hateful Eight” as a play. "It's not for sure at all, I have to get through this whole process, I was just speculating that it could happen," Tarantino said.

“The Hateful Eight,” which opens in Australian cinemas today, has been shot on Ultra Panavision 70mm film, with a very wide cinemascope aspect ratio of 2.76:1.