January 26, 2014
Tarentino Lets Go Of The Hateful Eight
We haven’t seen a lick of Tarentino’s work since he last finished filming for Django Unchained. Showing off his knack for westerns and cold style rowdy boy action, Tarentino proved to us that he can handle himself with the western genre. As reported by IGN, walking away from Django Unchained, Tarentino was ready to lay down one of his two latest pieces of work; an unannounced project still under wraps and a western by the name of The Hateful Eight.
Tarentino first went public with his news last week when he announced that he would be filming The Hateful Eight. Since then, Tarentino has taken a step back on his plans as the leak for the script has gone fully public and millions of fans have already read the script, tarnishing whatever fresh viewership that he could have accomplished at the movie theater. He says that he entrusted the script to only six people for safe keeping and the fact that it’s already been leaked has ruined his trust for both his fans and his social circle.
“I’m very, very depressed,” the director said. “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.”
But Quentin says that it’s not the leak that he’s pissed off about. In fact, he’s actually flattered. “I am not talking out of both sides of my mouth,” Tarantino explained, “because I do like the fact that everyone eventually posts it, gets it and reviews it on the net. Frankly, I wouldn’t want it any other way. I like the fact that people like my sh*t, and that they go out of their way to find it and read it. But I gave it to six motherf**king people!”
Tarentino asks anyone to “Please name names.”
If I were him, I wouldn’t completely scrap the project altogether, but I also see why he’s not motivated to do the project on film anymore. Part of the excitement and joy from releasing movies in theaters is releasing them to people who’ve never seen them, let alone had an idea of what they were supposed to be watching. Add the Internet, a super-haven for fast traveling news, and we’ve got ourselves a recipe for disaster.
Tarentino has said that he will now be looking to only publish The Hateful Eight as a book. He’s probably making this move to deviate from the natural formula of a script that people have already seen. Say whatever you want about his temper, but at least the guy cares enough about the craft of movie making to a T.
Are you disappointed that The Hateful Eight isn’t on its way to film now? Let me know in the comments section below!
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