Hateful Eight live read

As a film, Quentin Tarantino‘s western The Hateful Eight is dead. (Or it may not be, but don’t queue up for tickets any time soon.) The script, however, will come to life on stage at LACMA thanks to Film Independent. That’s the same outfit that promotes Jason Reitman’s Live Read series, which we’ve covered many times in the past. Now Film Independent has scheduled the ultimate Live Read, as Quentin Tarantino will direct The Hateful Eight once, live, on stage. Read More »

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Kevin Costner western series

Kevin Costner has been enjoying a career revival thanks to roles in films such as Man of Steel, Three Days to Kill, and Jack Ryan, and particularly the Hatfields & McCoys TV series. He’s got Ivan Reitman’s film Draft Day coming up, which has been earning great reactions so far. Evidently Costner has decided to get back to work for real, and we won’t complain. One outcome could be that we see a new Kevin Costner western series.

And while Costner hasn’t directed a film since the 2003 release Open Range, he envisions doing not just one new western, but a series of three or four interconnected films, three of which would be released within the span of just one year. Read More »

SINISTER

Ti West (The Innkeepers, House of the Devil) is moving into new territory with his excellently-titled new western, In a Valley of Violence. The writer/director has been known for horror in the past, but he’s following his cult movie The Sacrament with this project, which exists thanks to backing from producer Jason Blum and his company Blumhouse. Read More »

Quentin Tarantino Django Unchained

Is this a rumor based in fact, or simply wishful thinking? Recently Quentin Tarantino said he would scuttle his planned film The Hateful Eight after the script leaked around Hollywood. (While the leak was initially an industry-only thing, the script quickly reached all corners of the internet.) In his fury at the first draft going public, Tarantino said he would bail on directing the movie, and focus instead on another film idea he’s been working on. The Hateful Eight would be published as a book, he said, but that was small consolation to those interested in seeing the film.

But now new rumors say that he’s going to direct the film after all. Read More »

million-ways-to-die-green-band

The measure of a dirty comedy can be the green-band trailer. It’s easy to sell something with outrageous jokes and sex, but can the film in question hold up when it has to play it safe? Seth MacFarlane‘s A Million Ways to Die in the West has all the raunchy stuff covered, as shown in the red-band trailer. But what about the story? We know MacFarlane can make things work without being totally nasty — his background is in TV, after all. But given the chance to cut loose, as seems to be the case here, what’s in the film that isn’t R-rated material? There are still some good PG jokes here, and Charlize Theron looks like she’s having a good time. Check it out below.

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A Million Ways to Die in the West

The new film from Family Guy and Ted creator Seth MacFarlane is a western, but otherwise it looks like just what you’d expect from the guy: a violent, vulgar, kinda weird comedy about a guy who maybe isn’t cut out for the frontier. Check out the first red-band trailer for A Million Ways to Die in the West below. It is very not safe for work. Read More »

Million Ways to Die Posters

Seth MacFarlane had already conquered TV when he released his feature debut, Ted, in 2012. The film was a smash, he went on to host the Oscars and while some are looking at 2015′s Ted 2 as the director’s next foray into the multiplex, he actually has a pretty huge film out this year.

It’s the western comedy called A Million Ways To Die In The West, which tells the story of a meek farmer (MacFarlane) who loses his girlfriend after backing out of a gunfight, then falls in with a mysterious woman who has an evil outlaw boyfriend. The cast is super impressive (Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Sarah Silverman, Giovanni Ribisi and Neil Patrick Harris) and now you can see them all in character on eight different posters.  Read More »

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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