Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Official: Tarantino “Hateful Eight” is a Go for Weinstein Company


After much sturm und drang, even a lawsuit and an exclusive from me in May–not to mention a staged reading– Quentin Tarantino’s “Hateful Eight” is a go for the Weinstein Company. We will see it in time for the 2016 Oscars. Everyone from the Tarantino ensemble company is in it except for Christoph Waltz, who is taking an (amicable) break after winning two Oscars. He’ll be back in the future. Tarantino and Weinstein go together like whiskey and bar stools. What fun! Can’t wait!

Here’s the press release:
The distribution of this post-Civil War western will be a major event for
theaters and something that only Quentin Tarantino could dream up. THE HATEFUL
EIGHT will be shot on 65mm film and have the widest 70mm film release in over
twenty years. This unique distribution plan will also feature 35mm and DCP
formats following the initial and exclusive 70mm release. Principal photography
will begin in January with a domestic release slated for the fall of 2015.
Richard Gladstein, Stacey Sher and Shannon McIntosh will produce the film and
the executive producers are Bob and Harvey Weinstein along with G. Mac Brown.
THE HATEFUL EIGHT marks a continuation of the long-standing relationship between
the celebrated filmmaker and the Weinsteins, who have collaborated on all of
Tarantino’s films, from RESERVOIR DOGS through DJANGO UNCHAINED.

Commented Bob and Harvey Weinstein, TWC Co-Chairmen: “We are incredibly excited
to begin production on THE HATEFUL EIGHT, as we know this picture will be as
innovative, brash and of course fun as all Quentin projects prior. There is,
quite simply, no other filmmaker like him, and we are as proud as ever to
continue this partnership that started over twenty years ago.”

Roger Friedman
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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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