- ‘The Hateful Eight’, is now, officially, new Tarantino film.
- The director said that he will continue working with the Django character, but won’t make more films focused on it.
- The script for his new film was leaked last January and Tarantino threatened to abandon the project.
In the framework of the Comic Con in San Diego, Quentin Tarantino confirmed what had been rumored for some time: the bloody western ‘The Hateful Eight’ is officially his new film.
Tarantino confirmed that he went ahead with The Hateful Eight when a fan asked about the project during the presentation of the comic crossover between Fox and Django triggered, according to published Deadline. An ad that made that the audience burst into applause.
The director said that “he loves the idea” of a crossover between Fox and Django and confirmed that it has no intention of “making more films” focused on the character played by Jamie Foxx, but thanks “this series of comics” has the possibility to “continue working with this character, telling different stories”.
During the day, Tarantino also announced that it is working on new material related to Kill Bill, specifically a series of animation sequences that had to be cut from the first installment, but gave no more details on the matter.
As for ‘The Hateful Eight’ and despite the controversial history which occurred with the screenplay, Tarantino has decided to go forward with the project, a film that, as he said a few weeks ago of actor Kurt Russell, “will begin shooting in January”.
Tarantino confirms that it is moving ahead with a project that seemed completely out of the question. To such an extent that after the director will leak the script organized even public reading of the leaked script. The event, which took place on 19 April in Los Angeles, was attended among others from Samuel L. Jackson (Django triggered), Kurt Russell himself (Death Proof), Michael Madsen (Kill Bill) or Tim Roth (Reservoir Dogs).
Already then Tarantino left open the door to go ahead with the film and confirmed that he was already working on a second version of the libretto, in which many parts have been completely rescritas.
The public reading also participated in James Remar, Amber Tamblyn, Walt Goggins and Zoe Bell, who also could be repeated their roles in the film. The own Tarantino stated that it was “calmer” with whole thing after leaks and demands.
The most controversial screenplay of Tarantino
The script of The Hateful Eight leaked last January. It was then that Tarantino broke out pointing to the possible culprits of the filtration and announcing that it was abandoning the project.
“I’m going to publish it, it’s over. Left him only six people and if I can not trust them, then have no any desire to do so. I’m going to publish it and end point. I will be with the next project, I have ten more,”said Tarantino iracundo.
Months later – and after the page to sue Gawker for publishing a story that included a direct link to a web site’s data storage in which it was possible to download the booklet in PDF – director announced that he would organize a public reading of the script of The Hateful Eight in Los Angeles.
The first scenes of The Hateful Eight take place in Wyoming, where Tarantino also filmed much of the footage of unchained Django.