Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ve probably heard that Quentin Tarantino’s latest film The Hateful Eight is slated for release later this year.
The film has had it’s share of setbacks, including the script leaking online earlier last year. Tarantino got so pissed he pull the plug on the project altogether and sued Gawker for posting it. Obviously he changed his mind on the whole “not making this film anymore” idea and now he’s even told ET his gripe wasn’t really with Gawker.
The suit would subsequently be tossed out, refiled, and eventually dropped by Tarantino, who now admits that the legal saga ended up serving as more of a distraction than redress. “I almost regret the whole suing Gawker because it actually took the light off of what was important,” he says. “My whole thing wasn’t against Gawker, it was against Hollywood practices that have just been considered okay.”
To that end, Tarantino even ended up attending a morning meeting with the agents of William Morris to hold a discussion on integrity and discretion. He says he doesn’t blame people for wanting to get a early glimpse at his film. “You know, when Brian DePalma was doing Scarface, I wanted to know anything that I could get before it opened,” he says. “A still shot, a shot from the set, anything. I get it.” [EW]
Tarantino also claims he still doesn’t know who leaked it. Was it Dern? Was it Roth? Was it Madsen? If I had to guess, I’d say it was Dern, the others have too much history with Quentin. Regardless, Tarantino claims he doesn’t care anymore and is letting it remain a mystery.
Earlier this week also saw the release of the first picture of the cast.
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) May 7, 2015
I was excited for this movie from the get go, now I am extremely pumped up for it. Damn… look how tough Jennifer Jason Leigh looks! Samuel L Jackson is going to rule hard in this (as he does in all things Tarantino) and Kurt Russell just looks about as grizzled as a man possibly could.
2015 is really stacked, but I think I’m calling it. The Hateful Eight will be best of the year. You heard it here first… or maybe your buddy at the bar said that same shit the other night. Either way, I can’t wait.