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Quentin Tarantino has made a habit throughout his career of helping actors regain the spark, popularity, and notoriety that they had in the early years of their careers. The most famous example of this, of course, is John Travolta - who Tarantino brought back into the mainstream with Pulp Fiction - and now the Oscar-winning writer/director is ready to pull a similar move for another star with his new film, The Hateful Eight.
The Hateful Eight has found a base of operation in Colorado. As Quentin Tarantino and company sign deals for the film's production, local papers are dropping all kinds of juicy details on this acclaimed writer/director's eighth feature film.
This past summer the Django Unchained writer/director hosted a very exclusive live-reading of the Hateful Eight script, and helping him bring it to life on stage were many actors whom with he's previously collaborated. While it may very well turn out that all of those stars return to work on the film version, but now new rumors are circulating saying that the filmmaker is looking at yet another big name to join his latest cast.
The Hateful Eight will be shot for a 70mm release, and The Weinstein Company is promising the widest release this shooting format has been offered in 20 years. TWC will also be offering releases in 35mm format as well as a digital release.
If you've been counting the days until Jennifer Lawrence starred in a Quentin Tarantino movie, your wait just might be coming to an end. If not, then perhaps we can convince you as to why you should be!
As the film won't go into production until 2015, there's no footage to speak of. Instead, The Hateful Eight opens on snow-covered dunes while a "western-style ballad" plays over title cards that tell of strangers being forced together after being stranded in a blizzard. “They soon discovered they shared a deadly connection” reads the titles before blood splatters across them.
We learned late last month that Quentin Tarantino’s next film The Hateful Eight will be going into production at the start of next year and will be arriving in theaters sometime in 2015. Given that schedule and all the crazy drama behind the project, it’s hard to imagine that anything has actually been shot yet. But that’s not stopping the release of the movie’s first teaser trailer.
What else do we know about The Hateful Eight? A lot, actually, thanks to all of the details that emerged as Quentin Tarantino tried to sue the Web site Gawker for pointing readers to a leaked copy of the screenplay.
Tarantino has forgiven fans for their voracious nature, and The Hateful Eight is poised to ride after all! And production could start early 2015, so says one of its slated stars Kurt Russell.
Writer/director Quentin Tarantino stirred up quite a bit of drama earlier this year when he announced that his planned next film, the western The Hateful Eight, was being shelved due a script leak to what he referred to as a "personal betrayal." There were lawsuits, discussions of publishing the screenplay as a book, and the filmmaker even held an exclusive live-reading with an all-star cast.
There is a very good chance that we will never get to see Quentin Tarantino's vision for his script The Hateful Eight play out on the big screen, but in just a few weeks one audience will exclusively be able to see the story performed in a theater. The Los Angeles-based organization Film Independent is putting together a world-premiere reading of Tarantino's scrapped western screenplay that promises to be a "special, once-in-a-lifetime event."
We should probably add a new section to this website called Lawsuit Blend, considering how many legal fiascos involving Hollywood figures are always popping up. This week has already seen a few of them, but the one that has our ear constantly perked is the battle between Quentin Tarantino and Gawker.
When the news broke earlier this week that Quentin Tarantino was shelving his script called The Hateful Eight, I was of two minds. Now that some details about the script have leaked out, however, I find myself really, really wishing that Tarantino will change his mind.
The future looked set: last week it was reported that Quentin Tarantino was moving forward with an old school ensemble Western called The Hateful Eight as his ninth feature. But the future has been rewritten due to a betrayal in the writer/director's inner circle.