Quentin Tarantino's allegedly abandoned Hateful Eight has been experiencing something of an afterlife. After being shelved following a script leak by Gawker, Tarantino staged a script reading late last week, with many of the film's already rumored actors- including Bruce Dern, Michael Madsen and Samuel L. Jackson- appearing to read. Around the same time last week it was announced that Tarantino had not even finished working on the damn thing. What are we ever to believe?
As all this went down, a court case between the director and Gawker regarding the original leak had been rumbling on in the background. Tarantino felt that the website had:
crossed the journalistic line
But now news has surfaced that a federal judge has gone so far as to throw the case out entirely. However, a district court judge by the name of John F Walter has subsequently come out to say that Tarantino can re-submit the case on the 1st of May but warns him that currently, it's still a little thin:
Nowhere in these paragraphs, or anywhere else in the complaint, does plaintiff allege a single act of direct infringement committed by any member of the general public that would support plaintiff's claim for contributory infringement, Instead, plaintiff merely speculates that some direct infringement must have taken place.
Difficult to know what to make of all this, but if one thing's for sure, it's far from over.
Whatever truly is afoot, it sure is making headlines.
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(Via. The Guardian)