Quentin Tarantino Pulls The Plug on “The Hateful Eight” Due to Leaked Script
He’s very careful about all of his films, from first draft to final cut, and Quentin Tarantino was furious that his script for “The Hateful Eight” was mischievously posted onto the internet.
In fact, the “Pulp Fiction” mastermind was so affected by the breach that he cancelled the production of his forthcoming western flick.
Tarantino told Deadline, "I'm very, very depressed. I finished a script, a first draft, and I didn't mean to shoot it until next winter, a year from now. I gave it to six people, and apparently it's gotten out today."
Among those who received a copy of the script were actors Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern and Tim Roth, none of whom would have likely betrayed Mr. Tarantino.
Last week, Dern told the Huffington Post, "I had a wonderful conversation with Quentin [Tarantino] about three or four weeks ago, and that was a very productive conversation and hopefully something like that comes along. It appears to be on its way and that's good."
Despite his dismay, Tarantino will soldier on with a different idea. He declared, “I have ten more where that came from!”