Hateful Eight 2015

If you want to see a new Kurt Russell film, there’s one waiting for you on Netflix right now, as the streaming service has premiered The Battered Bastards of Baseball. The title of the film almost sounds like it could be a Quentin Tarantino sports picture. In truth, the doc is really about the scrappy and successful independent baseball team run by Bing Russell, Kurt’s father, in mid-’70s Portland.

But Kurt Russell could really be in the next Tarantino movie, as he’s still set to have a role in Tarantino’s western The Hateful Eight. Russell was part of the cast when Tarantino staged a live-read of the script’s first draft earlier this year. And while the writer/director had originally killed off plans to make the movie after the script leaked, he has seemingly revived his own interest in The Hateful Eight. Now Russell suggests that cameras will roll on the project early next year.  Read More »

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The Hateful Eight Shoots November

The result we hoped for when Quentin Tarantino staged his live-read of The Hateful Eight script looks like it will come to pass. A new report says Tarantino has fully revived plans to make the movie, and will now shoot The Hateful Eight late this fall, starting in November. Much of the cast from the live read will reportedly be on board. Read More »

Hateful Eight poster

There isn’t even a movie at this point, but there is a poster for Quentin Tarantino‘s The Hateful Eight. Granted, since there isn’t a movie (or a cast, or a plan for a movie) this Hateful Eight poster is pretty basic. It is related to the live-read staged by Tarantino a couple weeks ago, as a benefit for Film Independent in Los Angeles.

In fact, the poster itself is a part of the fundraising effort for Film Independent. Matt Owen designed the one-sheet, which you can see in full below. Read More »

Tarantino Hateful Eight script

It seems like the best hope for Quentin Tarantino‘s live read of The Hateful Eight — that working on the staged reading of the script would revive the director’s interest in making a film — could become a reality. On Saturday night at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, the director assembled a cast of “Tarantino Superstars” to perform a one-time reading of the first draft of his western The Hateful Eight. He had famously planned to shoot the film this year, but scrapped that plan after a first draft of the script leaked online.

While there is no hard and fast plan to make the movie just yet, Tarantino did announce at the reading that he is writing a second draft and is planning to follow through with a third. Read More »

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 »

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 »

Quentin Tarantino Sues Gawker

tarantino-irritated

Last week Quentin Tarantino made headlines when he bailed on making the western The Hateful Eight after a first draft of the script leaked. The leak was originally fairly small, with copies of Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways to Die in the West distributed as a fake version of The Hateful Eight. But the Tarantino script soon started to pop up all over the internet, with Gawker site Defamer eventually offering a download link for anyone who wanted it.

Now Tarantino is suing Gawker Media for copyright infringement and contributory copyright infringement. 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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