Quentin Tarantino has officially confirmed his choice for his next film, and it’s a choice that’s surprising many.
When Tarantino announced The Hateful Eight last year before a single frame of film was shot, the wunderkind director hatefully trashed the whole thing. Why? An early draft of his western script was leaked onto the internet, prompting Tarantino to go on a tirade telling the world that they’d never, ever see the film.
Shortly after that, Tarantino staged a live reading of the script with such Tarantino alums as Sam Jackson, Tim Roth, Kurt Russell, and Michael Madsen.
Tinseltown was abuzz with the question of whether or not Tarantino would get behind the camera for The Hateful Eight after all…
Now, it seems, after swearing off the film, we finally have a surprising answer.
When asked last weekend at San Diego Comic-Con what his next film would be,The Hateful Eight was brought up, and Tarantino, unreadable as usual, confirmed the flick.
“Yeah, we’re going to be doing The Hateful Eight.”
Simple. Straight forward. To the point.
No casting choices have been confirmed as of yet, but Kurt Russell – who participated in the live read of the script – dropped a tidbit to Cinema Blend earlier this month which couldn’t be confirmed at the time.
“There’s a Tarantino film project called The Hateful Eight that looks like it may go somewhere around the beginning of the year.”
In conjunction with what Tarantino said at Comic-Con, it looks like we have a production start date of early 2015 for The Hateful Eight.
Tarantino was actually at Comic-Con repping his new Django Unchained/Zorro crossover comic. The director – highly animated about the project – told fans at the Dynamite Comic’s panel that the events of the comic take place four years before those in the Django Unchained movie according to Indie Wire:
“I don’t want to make a ton of Django movies so this offered me a chance to keep control of the mythology, but to tell different stories.”
When asked about other upcoming films, Tarantino said he was open to the idea of doing a sci-fi flick or a fantasy film.
“If you had asked me a few years ago I would have said, ‘Nah, not really, I don’t know.’ But I have a little idea right now. It’s a little flower, you know, like a bean sprout, but those tend to grow into stalks. So this is the first time I’ll be able to say ‘maybe.’ It won’t be a spaceship sci-fi, it’ll be Earthbound.”
Pulp Fiction with aliens? Kill Bill with dragons? Quentin Tarantino always manages to keep things interesting.
[image Via Nacion.com]