Quentin Tarantino, at most, was trying to make a point with this lawsuit: That Gawker had established a potentially dangerous precedent where Web sites could report on the existence of leaked, copyrighted material. They aren’t “sharing” it directly, but by pointing out the existence of said materials, they are helping spread content that Tarantino argues should be protected.
It's difficult to speculate if Quentin Tarantino will actually ever make his western movie Hateful Eight. Three months ago the filmmaker said that he was cancelling his plans to make the script his next directorial effort and said that he would be publishing the screenplay as a book... but he also added that there was a possibility he could return to the project some time in the future.
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."
Basically, Tarantino’s lawyers are arguing the news cycle on the Hateful Eight agency leak had already run its course. So, in an effort to generate more coverage, Gawker allegedly went out of its way to uncover a place where the script could be downloaded, that wasn’t publicly known, and pointed people toward it.
By now, you’ve probably heard the Quentin Tarantino news, but just in case you haven’t, let me give you the cliff notes version in a few sentences. He wrote a movie called The Hateful Eight. The citizens of the world collectively agreed it sounded awesome. He turned over the script to 6 people he trusted.