The path getting Quentin Tarantino‘s The Hateful Eight to the big screen has featured more twists and turns than are found in your average Tarantino movie, but if the latest rumors are true, it could have a good ending. New word suggests that the project will start filming this November.
That’s the word out of Showbiz 411, which is not a source that normally breaks big news (which is why we’re still a little skeptical). They also announce that the cast of the live read will be appearing in the film, and that Christoph Waltz — who has netted an Oscar for every Tarantino movie he’s appeared in — will not be in the movie. Those then likely to be in the film are Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Dern, Michael Madsen, Kurt Russell, James Remar, Amber Tamblyn, Walton Goggins, and Zoe Bell.
Word about The Hateful Eight initially came from a talk show appearance when Tarantino said he was working on a Western last November, and he finished the first draft for it sometime in January. That draft leaked onto the internet shortly thereafter, which led Tarantino to quit the project, and also led to a lawsuit over those who publicized the leak. Tarantino then decided to do a live reading of the script this past April, and recently at Cannes suggested he’s still tinkering around with it. If this is true that he plans to make it, we couldn’t be more excited.
Did you read The Hateful Eight?