It’s been just over a month since we received any updates regarding the possibility of Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Hateful Eight’ making it to the big screen after all the drama. The script for the anticipated western flick was leaked and the project was canned. The critically acclaimed writer/director hosted a star-studded reading of his “Hateful Eight” script at a hotel in Los Angeles on April 19. At the reading, the helmer mentioned that he is working on a second and third draft. He also revealed that many script reworks are expected, especially in its last part, or what he referred to as the fifth chapter. In all likelihood, the “Hateful Eight” will begin production this year November according to the friendly folks over at Showbiz411, which means we can expect a release date in the second half of 2015 if we keep our fingers crossed.
Catch all the details and drama of the ‘Hateful Eight’ saga HERE.
The story revolves around “the steadily ratcheting tension that develops after a blizzard diverts a stagecoach from its route, and traps a pitiless and mistrustful group which includes a competing pair of bounty hunters, a renegade Confederate soldier, and a female prisoner in a saloon in the middle of nowhere.”
The star-studded reading took place last month at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles which included the likes of Samuel L. Jackson who took on the role of Major Marquis Warren, Bruce Dern as Confederate General Smithers, Kurt Russell as a bounty hunter named John Ruth and Amber Tamblyn as his prisoner Daisy Domergue.
Tarantino is still waging war against Gawker media for publishing a news article with a link to the place where the script was available for download, but he says he has “calmed down a bit” since the script had leaked.
“I’m in no hurry [to release the film]. Maybe I’ll shoot it, maybe I’ll publish it, maybe I’ll do it on stage. Maybe all three.”
The site also noted that “two time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz is not in this movie after his award-winning performances in “Inglorious Basterds” and “Django Unchained.”