Hateful 8 Still On?

Tarantino is no stranger when it comes to his movies causing controversy, but usually only once the film has actually been released. His next upcoming project, The Hateful Eight has already caused a stir, despite a single frame of the movie actually being shot.

Here’s some background to the story. Last year, Tarantino finished the script on The Hateful Eight, his next movie set in Civil War America. He liked the script and sent it to actors who’d be interested in starring in the project. But then, the agent of one actor leaked the script to the internet, effectively spoiling the entire movie. Tarantino, understandably, was rather annoyed at this, and stated the movie would now not be his next project.

Since then he’s backed down a bit, especially after a live read of the script in April was received so well. Following this, he announced he’d be working on a new draft of the script, while last week at Cannes he revealed he’d get the script out there someday, either by filming or publishing it.

All caught up? Good. So today, there is news afoot that production on The Hateful Eight could be kicking off in November this year. According to GeekTyrant, it’s expected to commece in Wyoming with a cast including Samuel L. Jackson, James Parks, Kurt Russell, Amber Tamblyn, Walton Goggins, Denis Menochet, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, Dana Gourrier, Zoe Bell, and James Remar (basically many of those present at the script read-through). Of course, this news hasn’t been verified by an official sources, but if true, it suggests The Hateful Eight has managed to get over this major hiccup in its production.

According to GeekTyrant:

The Hateful Eight follows 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.

Combine this synopsis with the above mentioned cast, and The Hateful Eight is starting to sound like a perfect mix of Tarantino’s older crime capers and his more recent historical epics. Here’s hoping this news turns out to be true.