Quentin Tarantino Ditches ‘Hateful Eight’ Thanks To Script Leak
UH-OH. Quentin Tarantino is declaring war on Hollywood after someone leaked the script for ‘Hateful Eight’. Only six people have seen the script itself, and Quentin is naming names. Bruce Dern is one and ‘Reservoir Dogs’ stars Tim Roth and Michael Madsen are two more.
He said: “I’m very, very depressed. I finished a script, a first draft, and I didn’t mean to shoot it until next winter, a year from now. I gave it to six people, and apparently it’s gotten out today. I like the fact that people like my shit, and that they go out of their way to find it and read it. But I gave it to six motherfucking people!”
Tarantino’s Western only had the title announced in December and he was eyeing up Christoph Waltz and Bruce Dern for lead roles. Apparently, Waltz never received the script. Neither did Samuel L. Jackson, which seems absolutely ridiculous. He gave Dern, Madsen, Roth, ‘Django Unchained’ producer Reginald Hudlin and two other people the script.
One of these people is responsible for the leak.
And now, feeling butthurt and betrayed, Tarantino is shelving… and possibly scrapping the project altogether.
Tarantino isn’t short of ideas when it comes to cinematic grot, so he’ll move onto something else pretty quickly. Rumour has it that he’s been wanting to do a prison movie, again, possibly starring Dern. Tarantino is on record as saying he’s been reading up on the Robert Blake case.
Either way, typically with Quentin Tarantino, there won’t be a dull moment.