Director Quentin Tarantino is making waves again with his latest film, a western called “The Hateful Eight”. He is only taking bids from indie distributors unlike his previous two films, “Django Unchained” and “Inglourious Basterds”. Tarantino reportedly wants to get back to his indie “Pulp Fiction” days.
This film looked like it wasn’t going to get made for quite a while after Tarantino had something of a public temper tantrum. He basically accused the agent of either Bruce Dern or Michael Madsen of leaking the script. He was so upset that details of the script got out that he declared that he was either shelving the film or that he would just publish it as a novel.
He was so upset because the film’s ending does something that happens in very few films. A spoiler significantly affects one’s viewing of this film in particular. Torchin is hoping that it won’t be too crazy.
A few months after this incident, Tarantino seemed to have calmed down. He decided to go ahead and hold a live reading of the script in Los Angeles by most of the actors set to appear in the film. He said that the version of the script being read was a rough draft.
“The Hateful Eight” stars Tarantino-favorite Samuel L. Jackson alongside Kurt Russel and Channing Tatum.
The film is set a few years after the end of the American Civil War. Kurt Russel plays a bounty hunter called “The Hangman” who is tracking down a woman played by Jennifer Jason Leigh.