A leaked script won’t stop Quentin Tarantino from making his next movie as he confirmed at San Diego Comic Con on Sunday…
By Damon Martin — Editor/Lead Writer
Quentin Tarantino won’t allow a script that leaked on the internet to ruin his next movie after all as the director and writer confirmed on Sunday that ‘The Hateful Eight’ will begin filming in early 2015.
The project had originally been scrapped after Tarantino sent his script out to a few agents for some potential actors to read, but somehow it ended up online and being passed around by a few websites. Enraged by the entire ordeal, Tarantino sued one website while promising to bury the film and work on another project instead.
Eventually, Tarantino ended up doing a one-night only table read with some of the actors who were expected to be involved on the film and the performance was met with huge critical praise. Tarantino then hinted that he might revive the film after all with a few tweaks and changes to make the script different than the one that was released previously.
Now Tarantino confirmed on Sunday at San Diego Comic Con that ‘The Hateful Eight’ is officially happening with filming set to kick off in 2015.
“Yes, we are going to be doing ‘The Hateful Eight’ at the beginning of the year,” Tarantino told the raucous crowd packed in to see the director during his panel for the upcoming Django/Zorro crossover comic book from Dynamite.
Several of Tarantino’s former collaborators are expected to work on the film including Kurt Russell and Tim Roth although no actual casting announcements have been made.
Tarantino’s next work will be released in November with the Django/Zorro comic book, and he also hinted that he’s working alongside the Weinstein company on a full length version of the ‘Kill Bill’ saga titled ‘The Whole Bloody Affair’ that could be released next year along with a small theatrical run for the movie.