Quentin Tarantino: 'Hateful Eight' a go

Quentin Tarantino. (WENN.COM)

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Quentin Tarantino has confirmed he will direct The Hateful Eight despite planning to scrap the project when an early draft of the screenplay was leaked.

The Pulp Fiction filmmaker filed a $1 million copyright infringement lawsuit against editors at Gawker.com, accusing them of facilitating the leak after publishing a report about the script drama, but he withdrew the legal papers in May.

With the court battle behind him, Tarantino used an appearance at San Diego’s 2014 Comic-Con on Sunday to tell fans the film is moving forward.

During a panel for the comic book Django Meets Zorro, a fan asked Tarantino if The Hateful Eight will be his next feature, and he replied, “Yeah - we’re going to be doing The Hateful Eight.”

Earlier this year, Tarantino spearheaded a live reading of the script at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, featuring a cast of stars including Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen and Bruce Dern.

 


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