Just over a week ago, we learned that Quentin Tarantino’s next project would be a Western entitled The Hateful Eight, with rumors that it would star Bruce Dern and Christoph Waltz. And in that time, not only did have learned that the casting rumors were slightly off (Tarantino was aiming for Dern, as well as QT alums Tim Roth and Michael Madsen), but that Tarantino was calling the whole project off for the time being.
Yep, he’s postponing the film, if not outright cancelling it. Why? The mercurial director is “very, very depressed” about the fact that the early draft of The Hateful Eight screenplay has been leaked to the world.
Apparently, the script was in first draft form, and Tarantino had distributed it to the three actors noted above, as well as three others, and now the first draft has leaked. Apparently, Tarantino suspects that it was Dern’s agency, CAA, that leaked the script.
So, what happens now? Well, Tarantino has said he will be speaking with publishers to release The Hateful Eight as a book or published script. “I give it out to six people and if I can’t trust them to that degree, then I have no desire to make it. I’ll publish it. I’m done.”
In the meantime, Tarantino has said that he already has another film project that he’ll begin work on.
What do you think of The Hateful Eight news?