It’s Official: The Hateful Eight is Cancelled!
Quentin Tarantino has cancelled The Hateful Eight after the script was leaked just a few days after the proposed western’s announcement, citing the “betrayal” as the reason for the project’s end.
In a statement for Miramax released on Miramax’s own website, he condemns the “fucking agents” that betrayed his trust, further adding that: “I give it out to six people and if I can’t trust them to that degree, then I have no desire to make it.” He further adds that he will publish the script in some as-yet unspecified form, but it seems that the massive speculation regarding the cast outside of Tim Roth, Michael Madsen and Bruce Dern.
The situation seems to be that he gave the script to the three actors, who of course poured through it with their agents, but one of them (and Tarantino insists it’s not Tim Roth) let slip to the rest of Hollywood, which may well make him the biggest villain in this entire spectacle and why we can’t have nice things.
I sure do hope that million dollar exclusive scoop was worth it!
It is a blow to Tarantino fans, given how amazing his last western, Django Unchained was. But at the same time an angry Quentin is usually a very imaginative Quentin, so watch this space to see what he makes out of spite. After all, he even says. “I’ll move on to the next thing. I’ve got ten more where that came from.”
Given Quentin’s past record, that may be less of a boast than it sounds…