Tarantino's New Western Is THE HATEFUL EIGHT

Quentin Tarantino's new script is finished and it is called The Hateful Eight, as Deadline is reporting.

Back in November 2013, Tarantino visited The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and revealed he was working on a new western but definitely not a sequel to Django Unchained. Now the 50-year-old writer/director has his first draft ready to share with a bunch of actors he wants on board for the project.

The word is The Hateful Eight will mark the third collaboration between Tarantino and Christoph Waltz, after Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained. Tarantino wrote Django's Dr. King Schultz specifically for Waltz and now it seems to be the exact same situation.

The other actor that might be reading The Hateful Eight soon is Bruce Dern, who's currently getting a lot of praise for his performance in Alexander Payne's Nebraska. Tarantino recently paid tribute to Dern at AFI Fest, where he called him "an acting national treasure", while Dern himself considers Tarantino as one of the six genius directors he has worked with (Dern had a small role in Django Unchained as the owner of the Carrucan plantation).

According to the Hollywood Reporter, some sources indicate that Tarantino expects to shoot The Hateful Eight next summer but everything is yet to be confirmed.

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  • Kurt
  • Bos

    To be honest, I usually like the way Tarantino (like Boyle) can jump
    between genres always successfully, so I am a bit “sad” about the choice to
    shoot 2 westerns in a row, The Hateful Eight after Django… I would gladly have
    watched something else, like a good crime movie, or an action, or something new
    (a horror?) But ehi, Tarantino is Tarantino, so it will probably be one of my
    favorite movies of the year anyway, he never failed me.

  • arturo

    Sounds good to me, in my book Tarantino has not made a bad film yet, and that includes Death Proof. Like Scorsese says the future of film is looking bright..

  • Steve Kasan

    Tarantino's Mag 7 film?

  • Eric Ortiz

    I guess it will be in the middle of THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN and CUT-THROATS NINE! Tarantino listed JR Marchent's "Cut-Throats" as a "hardgore western" on his Fangoria piece on Sergio Corbucci, so he's definitely a fan.

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