Quentin Tarantino Confirms That 'The Hateful Eight' Will Be Made For Big-Screen
The 51 year-old director is going forward with 'The Hateful Eight,' despite the leaked script incident earlier this year.
Quentin Tarantino seems to have had a change of heart against the individuals who 'betrayed' him when a full script of his newest western style movie, titled 'The Hateful Eight,' leaked online this past January.
Tarantino will go make 'The Hateful Eight' into a movie
Initially it was reported that the famed filmmaker was suing a blog site, associated with Gawker Media, for publishing an article called, 'Here Is the Leaked Quentin Tarantino 'Hateful Eight' Script, and he also vowed to only publish the story as a novel.
Tarantino's lawsuit claimed that Gawker Media "made a business of predatory journalism, violating people's rights to make a buck. This time, they went too far. Rather than merely publishing a news story reporting that Plaintiff's screenplay may have been circulating in Hollywood without his permission, Gawker Media crossed the journalistic line by promoting itself to the public as the first source to read the entire Screenplay illegally."
At the time of the leak, he also stated, "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."
But when Tarantino spoke at Comic-Con in San Diego on Sunday (July 27th), he confirmed that production for the western flick is underway and he is attempting to recruit an ensemble cast to star in it.
Tarantino made the annoucement at San Diego's Comic-Con
The 51 year-old director was at the convention to promote upcoming 'Django/Zorro' crossover comic book, but during in a Q&A session fans kept on probing him about the status of 'The Hateful Eight.'
"Yeah, we're going to be doing 'The Hateful Eight,'" according to IGN. He added, "We weren't sure about it, but I just decided just now."
The forthcoming movie is set in a post-Civil war Wyoming, and follows a group of dubious characters, including two competing bounty hunters, who are forced to seek shelter from a harsh blizzard. But these individuals soon find themselves wrapped up in a tale of mistrust and betrayal.