Movie fans rejoiced when Quentin Tarantino revealed that his next project would be a western called 'The Hateful Eight.' But that didn't last long -- the script leaked, there was a major brouhaha (and the promise of legal action), and Tarantino said that the film wouldn't be made. And then Tarantino announced a one-time-only live reading of the script ... and then, at the live reading, he announced that the film was back in the works and that he was hard at work on draft two.
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Quentin Tarantino famously shelved his upcoming project 'The Hateful Eight' after an early draft of the script leaked online (he would later sue the web site Gawker for publishing a download link). Fans were left disappointed knowing that an upcoming Tarantino film would never come to fruition, but now they take solace in knowing that Tarantino will direct 'The Hateful Eight' after all!... As part of a one-night-only live reading in Los Angeles.
'The Hateful Eight' may be the Quentin Tarantino movie that never was. The writer/director, upset about the script leaking online, decided to put a stop to the upcoming western before it ever really began. While we may never actually see the movie, the script is online and now another big piece of the movie is here to help you imagine a Tarantino movie in your head: the soundtrack.
When the script for his upcoming project, 'The Hateful Eight,' leaked, an angry and defiant Quentin Tarantino said he was completely dropping the project. "I have no desire to make it. I’m done. I’ll move on to the next thing," he said. Well, time may truly heal all wounds as just a few weeks later comes word that Tarantino may be rethinking that plan and has already reached out to one of his most frequent collaborators about starring in the film.
If you were bummed before about Quentin Tarantino canceling plans to direct his script 'The Hateful Eight' after a script leak, the latest news may make you even more depressed. Tarantino was planning to shoot the entire western in 70mm, just the fourth film in over 20 years that would've shot in the large-format picture stock.