Quentin Tarantino still working on The Hateful Eight

News Simon Brew 22 Apr 2014 - 07:29

The Hateful Eight, Quentin Tarantino's apparently aborted western, may yet happen...

Over the weekend, Quentin Tarantino staged his promised live reading of the screenplay for his aborted western The Hateful Eight. But as it turns out, it may not be aborted after all.

The story on this one was that Tarantino had planned to make The Hateful Eight his next movie, yet when the screenplay leaked, he put the project into turnaround. As such, the Film Independent charity staged live reading of the script - with the help of the likes of Samuel L Jackson and Kurt Russell - was set to be all we were going to get.

That may still be the case, but as Variety reports, Tarantino made clear that "this is the first draft", admitting that he was working on a second draft, with a third still to come. To our knowledge, he's still engaged in a lawsuit with Gawker over the original screenplay, and it may be that needs to be cleared up before there's any formal move forward. But if Tarantino is still working on the script, it does still suggest that The Hateful Eight is a more active project than it appeared just a few weeks ago...

Variety.

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