Quentin Tarantino Django Unchained

Just a few days after the title of Quentin Tarantino‘s next project was revealed to be The Hateful Eight, the director has indefinitely delayed the film. The reason? He’s “very, very depressed” after learning that someone has leaked the screenplay.

But there’s hope yet that we’ll get to see the story — just not necessarily in movie form. Tarantino is reportedly considering publishing the script as a novel, with the possibility of a movie adaptation down the line. Hit the jump for the latest updates.

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Quentin Tarantino Django Unchained

The title of Quentin Tarantino‘s next film might have just been revealed. Late last year, the Oscar-winning writer revealed his follow-up to Django Unchained would be an unrelated western and Deadline is reporting the working title to that film is The Hateful Eight. They also report Tarantino has begun to circulate an early draft of the script to some actors he’s interested in appearing in the film. The first is no surprise. It’s his Oscar-winning muse Christoph Waltz. The second is current Oscar-contender Bruce Dern. Filming might take place this summer. Read More »

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As things tend to go in Iranian film, we don’t hear about a lot of westerns, and probably fewer films that involve vampires. So when the claim can be made that A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is the first Iranian vampire western, and one directed by a woman, to boot, there’s plenty reason to be curious. The film is Ana Lily Amirpour’s debut as a director, and will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival later this month.

Oh, and the film comes from SpectreVision, which is the relatively new genre-oriented company created by Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller.

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Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane follows up his comedy Ted with a comedy western called A Million Ways to Die in the West, and the first image from the new film is online. While MacFarlane “starred” as Ted in his directorial debut, there he had a CG creation between him and the audience; for this film, the writer/director is taking one of the lead roles with no CG costume. He stars opposite Charlize TheronNeil Patrick Harris, and Amanda Seyfried in a story about a farmer who loses his girlfriend after backing out of a gunfight, then falls in with a mysterious woman who, unfortunately, has a notorious outlaw boyfriend.  Read More »

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Over the last few years, Quentin Tarantino‘s filmmaking process has accelerated just a bit. We’d grown accustomed to the guy taking a good bit of time between films, but his announcement of Inglourious Basterds was followed just a year later by the film’s first screening, and then Django Unchained came relatively hot on the heels of the war movie. (OK, it was a couple years, but that’s better than four or five years.)

Every round of promotional tours that takes place leads to Tarantino talking about possible new script ideas, and now we’ve got a new one. While making an appearance on The Tonight Show just hours ago, kind of as a 20th anniversary of his first time on the show, Tarantino said that the script he’s finishing now is a new western.

Update: Video of the segment has been added below.

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Quentin Tarantino‘s original screenplay for Django Unchained was adapted into comic book form over the past year, presenting realizations of scenes that didn’t end up in the final film. The screenplay was adapted by producer Reginald Hudlin and drawn by R.M. Guera (SCALPED), Jason Latour, Denys Cowan and Danijel Zezelj.

For those who like to wait to pick up one volume rather than several, the hardcover collection is hitting next week. Check out Tarantino’s list of fave western comics below, along with a few pages from the collection. Read More »

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For the past couple years, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, and Akiva Goldsman have been working on a truly ambitious adaptation of Stephen King‘s novel series The Dark Tower. Originally set as a possible project at Howard and Grazer’s frequent partner Universal, the project almost went to Warner Bros., and finally got a financing offer from Media Rights Capital.

Why all the difficulty? Well, this isn’t just one or two films; it’s envisioned as a three-film series linked by two short television series. That MRC offer was just for one film, but there was another mysterious offer that came up, which would have allowed for the original ambitious plan to take place. Now, after months of delays and public uncertainty about the project, Howard says The Dark Tower is still kicking. It’s just taking some time, and we’re not likely to hear much more about it until it is really gaining true momentum. Read More »

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If your favorite January Jones moment from any given season of Mad Men was the bit when Betty took aim at a neighbor’s pigeons, this trailer for Sweetwater will probably earn a grin. The film features Jones as a widowed woman who goes on a violent spree of revenge killings. That seems to be the deal, at least; honestly the trailer focuses more on the violence than the plot. It’s cartoonish stuff, especially with Jones playing the role with her characteristic straight face.

Reviews haven’t been kind as the film has done festival rounds, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a few minutes’ entertainment out of the trailer. You’ll recognize Ed Harris even with his white hair extensions, but that preacher is played by a nigh-unrecognizable Jason Isaacs, just in case you didn’t manage to peg who was behind his weird tone. Read More »

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