It looks like Quentin Tarantino will be looking for a new movie to shoot due to a script leak.
Tarantino has never been a quiet or subtle man. Bursting onto the scene in the early ’90s both writing and directing Reservoir Dogs, he tends to come off as enthusiastic and passionate when it comes to his work and profession. He also apparently hates being betrayed by people in the same line of work.
News has just come across that Tarantino’s next film, the western The Hateful Eight, will be shelved indefinitely due to a leak of the script. The movie had been slated to begin filming at the end of this year but now, will be destined for another medium as he plans to publish the script before revisiting the idea of adapting it to film after a few years have passed.
While news of script leaks happen almost daily, this one seemed to infuriate Tarantino as he had only given it to a select lot of actors, specifically three, all of whom he’s worked with in the past. Those actors are recent Academy Award nominee Bruce Dern, Tim Roth and Michael Madsen.
He also showed the script to producer Reggie Hudlin, who worked on his last feature Django Unchained. According to his interview with Deadline, Tarantino blames a possible rogue agent of one of the actors that leaked the script. While he does not mind scripts being thrown out onto the Internet so they can be discussed or judged amongst other film geeks, the idea that he only gave the script to a handful of people has made him incensed enough to bypass the movie as his next project because it was so early in the process.
According to Tarantino, he will start meeting with publishers this week to discuss getting his script out to bookshelves. Fear not though, Tarantino does not plan to sit idly while you wait for his next movie. He apparently had the idea for another script and planned to write it before he shot The Hateful Eight, but apparently that script will now take center stage. Hopefully since the second script idea has been gestating in his head, maybe we all won’t have to wait long for the next Quentin Tarantino epic.
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