A very angry Quentin Tarantino has put plans on hold to direct western The Hateful Eight, his followup to Django Unchained, after the movie's script was leaked.
Tarantino claims to have given the script to just six actors, including Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, and Bruce Dern. He said he believes that Dern's representatives, Creative Artists Agency, circulated the script; something which the agency "vehemently denied", noting that Tarantino could have leaked the script himself.
Talking to Deadline, the maverick movie-maker revealed that he would publish The Hateful Eight as a screenplay instead, and described himself as "very, very depressed" over the whole ordeal. He commented:
The one I know didn't do this is Tim Roth. One of the others let their agent read it and that agent has now passed it on to everyone in Hollywood. I don't know how these fucking agents work, but I'm not making this next.
So right now it's just a question of figuring out who's to blame...
Of course, this is terrible news, as not only was Tarantino's trust violated, it means the wait for his next flick is going to be that much longer. It's not all bleak for Tarantino fans, though. The director also said that he "could totally change his mind" and - even if he doesn't - he's got "ten more where that came from". Also, at least we can expect a great novel out of this unfortunate debacle.
Who d'you think is to blame? Should Tarantino go ahead and make The Hateful Eight anyway? Are you going to figure out who leaked the script and hunt their sorry asses down? Let me know in the comment section below!