Quentin Tarantino Confirms Hateful Eight
After much speculation, Quentin Tarantino fans will be glad to hear the news that the “The Hateful Eight” movie will still push through. According to Variety, the renowned director confirmed this on Sunday, July 27, 2014, during a panel at the San Diego Comic-Con 2014. Read on to learn more about this story.
The director was present at the San Diego Comic-Con 2014 last Sunday, July 27, 2014, for the comic book sequel to his latest film “Django Unchained,” which was released in 2012. The comic book “Django Unchained Meets Zorro” is also a crossover, as it also features the legendary outlaw and hero, Zorro. According to Collider, he was asked by one of the audience if he would still be pushing through with “The Hateful Eight.” The director confirmed that he was still pushing through with it as his next film.
The film has been the center of controversy since earlier this year. According to Deadline, Tarantino was not going to push through with film, as several pages of the first draft of his script was leaked and made its way online to Gawker Media. The director complained and filed a lawsuit, as the media company did not put down the story. The lawsuit was later on withdrawn from court. However, there was still no news whether Tarantino would still push through with the film. This incident disheartened the director, as he had felt betrayed by whoever had leaked the first draft script.
In April 2014, however, the director staged a live reading of the film at the Ace Hotel Theater in Los Angeles. The reading consisted of a star-studded cast including Samuel L. Jackson, Amber Tamblyn, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Walter Goggins, Bruce Dern, Kurt Russell, James Parks, Denis Menochet, Zoe Bell and James Remar. The performance lasted for 3.5 hours. Most of the cast might be part of the actual movie itself, and the script will still undergo several revisions by Tarantino, who wrote the script and will direct the film.
According to Collider, the film is set in the American West after the Civil War. It tells the story of a renegade Confederate soldier, a couple of bounty hunters and a female prisoner, who were stranded in their stagecoach journey due to a blizzard and were forced to take shelter in a nearby saloon.
Tarantino is an Academy Award-winning director, who has produced numerous films and cult favorites. Among his best known works are “Kill Bill Volumes 1 and 2” (2003 and 2004), “Pulp Fiction” 1994, “Inglorious Basterds” (2009) and “Django Unchained” (2012).
Filming will start in November and is slated to be released in 2015.
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