Quentin Tarantino’s THE HATEFUL EIGHT Still On; Only Slightly Delayed

     July 14, 2014


The last we heard about Quentin Tarantino’s highly anticipated Western The Hateful Eight was that it would be shooting in November.  This was a welcome turn of events in a development saga that had turned somewhat sordid.  First, an early draft of the script leaked causing Tarantino to can the film and instead stage a live read.  So getting a new QT movie at all was a blessing.  Now comes the delay.  But the good news is that it’s apparently a minor one.

Kurt Russell is claiming that the film will actually be shooting next year.  Which, by the way, appears to lend some credibility to the idea that the cast of the live read of Hateful Eight would be returning for the film version.  That cast included Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Dern, Michael Madsen, James Remar, Amber Tamblyn, Walton Goggins, Zoe Bell and Tim Roth.  Honestly, don’t expect all of them to come back.  Wanting to do a project and making time for it are two completely different things and aligning those 11 schedules could be tough.  Hit the jump for more on The Hateful Eight delay.

quentin-tarantino-the-hateful-eight-posterRussell told MyFoxPhilly (via First Showing), “I’ve got a Tarantino project called The Hateful Eight that looks like it may go somewhere around the beginning of the year.”  So no big loss, really.  And, given the fact that Tarantino films tend to come out at the end of the year anyway, we might not even be seeing a delay of any kind when it comes to the release.  To me, this only makes the project even more real.

The story of The Hateful Eight takes place in post-Civil War Wyoming and tells the story of a small group of stagecoach passengers who are stranded during a blizzard.  A large chunk of the film takes place in a bar, and the characters include a couple of bounty hunters (Jackson and Russell), a Confederate general (Dern), a cowboy (Madsen), a transplanted Englishman (Roth), a soldier (Goggins), and a female prisoner (Tamblyn).

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  • Nathan

    The poster reminds me of The Oregon Trail. :/

    • liquid

      Well lets hope it doesn’t die of Dysentery.

  • TigerFIST

    I be surprised if they all came back b/c wasn’t one of them responsible for the initial leak? Correct me if I’m wrong.

    • Agent777

      I think QT calmed the fuck down. Or he came the fuck down. Either or I think he decided to be a bigger man and move on.

      It could of been a honest mistake.

      • tonymatthews

        *facepalm* It’s “could have”.

    • Ruprect

      I heard it was an underling with his agent’s firm.

  • Person

    The sooner, the better.

  • James

    Amber Tamblyn? Nice! I really like her, didn’t know she was rumored for this.

    • Faptain America

      I like her too. Like that. I like her like that.

  • Huey

    Delayed by all of whiney mctampon shitting himself over the same thing that’s happened to him since the dawn o’ the interwebs.

    • Ruprect

      Or delayed because getting a cast together like that is super tough … OR because it has to be the right season where the movie is being shot … OR because there are re-writes going on … OR because the studio wants the movie ready for awards season.

      All more valid reasons than your little hater spewings.


    two kurt russells?? awesome!!

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  • statingtheobvious

    Tarantino is such a puss.

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