Someone Leaked Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight So Now he Won’t Make It


Quentin Tarantino in Sukiyaki Western Django (2007) Movie Image

You may or may not have heard, but apparently Quentin Tarantino had such a wonderful time making the Western “Django Unchained” that he was prepping another Western as a follow-up, something called “The Hateful Eight.” Well, not anymore.

Apparently the handful of people, mostly actors, who Tarantino gave the script to read, then gave it to other people — namely their agents — and those people gave it to other people, and now everyone in Hollywood apparently has a copy of the script. Which does not sit well with QT.

So much so that the director is now threatening to shelve the whole bloody thing and do something else. The Chinned One tells Deadline:

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. I gave it to six people, and apparently it’s gotten out today… That’s a betrayal, but not crippling because the agent didn’t end up with the script. There is an ugly maliciousness to the rest of it. I gave it to three actors: Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, Tim Roth. The one I know didn’t do this is Tim Roth. One of the others let their agent read it, and that agent has now passed it on to everyone in Hollywood. I don’t know how these fucking agents work, but I’m not making this next. I’m going to publish it, and that’s it for now. I give it out to six people, and if I can’t trust them to that degree, then I have no desire to make it. I’ll publish it. I’m done. I’ll move on to the next thing. I’ve got 10 more where that came from.

Basically, he’s blaming either Michael Madsen’s or Bruce Dern’s people. So yeah, you can blame those guys’ people if you’ve been waiting for another Western from Tarantino, cause now you won’t get it. Probably.

Tarantino does say he might eventually get to making “The Hateful Eight” sometime in the future, but for now he’s shelving it and doing another movie instead. Of course, once he gets this little tantrum out of his system, he might end up doing it sooner.

Quentin Tarantino in Django Unchained (2012) Movie Image

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  • ネイサン

    I think he’ll end up doing it next

  • Juggernaut

    It’s a good thing that the guy makes good movies because otherwise I am over his ass. I used to think that he was a visionary. Someone that had a great ammount of talent and something to say. Nowadays he is up on a soapbox preaching his word as gospel and it is old. His films, for a large part, are borrowed ideas when it comes down to it anyway! He does it with his own flair but it is still imitating other works. I am so sick of his whiny bullshit. Just make the fucking thing already! It’s a revenge /western movie for crying out loud not holy scripture. Who gives a shit if it’s been read?! Just shoot the thing and get over yourself! Or don’t. Either way no big deal. Fucking cry baby!

  • Dedpool

    Re-written and filmed in a year. I sympathize to a point. You work your ass off on something just to have it leaked and once that happens people will either be praising it or damning it and either way you have extra work to do. Now he’s going to go back and re-write a bunch so it’s not what got out. Hoepfully it’ll still be good. Loved Django.