Friday, June 21, 2024

Quentin Tarantino Confirms our May 24 Story: “Hateful Eight” is a ‘Go’


Word is coming out of Comic Con in San Diego: Quentin Tarantino has confirmed my May 24th scoop. “The Hateful Eight” will be shot. Tarantino says “in the next year.” But I was told in May — and reported it here– that actors were told to be in Wyoming by the end of November for principal photography. That’s everyone from Bruce Dern to Michael Madsen and all the Tarantino regulars except for Christoph Waltz. After winning two Oscars back to back in Tarantino films, Waltz, I guess is being rested. Sort of like a big league pitcher.

Here’s the original link:

I’m sure Harvey Weinstein will be encouraging Tarantino to make that November start. That way there’s a good chance of a December 2015 release. He’d even be able to show footage in Cannes by May.

By coincidence, I just happened to catch “Django Unchained” on Showtime this weekend. It really holds up. What a great movie.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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