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Quentin Tarantino admitted that he wants to give other actors the opportunity to play his characters, and The Hateful Eight is, alongside Reservoir Dogs, perfectly suited for a stage adaptation. However, before you start queuing up on Broadway for tickets, Tarantino, who had previously insisted that he'd quit directing after 10 films, stated that he is going to wait and see how he feels after The Hateful Eight is released before making any concrete plans.
I’ve got to see how I feel when Hateful Eight is over, if I still have the same juice for it, but the next thing I’d like to do is a theatrical adaptation of Hateful Eight, because I like the idea of other actors having a chance to play my characters. So that’s where I’m at. I’m working my way into that time period, where I write novels and film pieces and film books, but in particular direct theater.
I'm guessing you’re initial reaction to Quentin Tarantino’s Hollywood Reporter remarks probably weren't that positive. But there’s plenty of reasons to be excited about Tarantino’s revelation too. It’s always great to see hugely creative and talented individuals trying their hand at new mediums, and Tarantino’s dialogue heavy, gloriously suspenseful, and always entertaining writing is perfectly suited for theatre. Plus, it would also be a waste of Tarantino’s extensive movie knowledge to not hear what he has to say on all things cinema.
There’s just one problem though: having already had the privilege of seeing The Hateful Eight I can honestly say that it’s right up there with Tarantino’s finest pieces of work, as he gloriously toys with the audience in a hilarious, tense, and stupendously entertaining fashion.