Sad news has been flowing around the film world today (especially Hollywood) as Quentin Tarantino has dropped his new Hollywood western The Hateful Eight as the news of the project was leaked to Hollywood’s A-list celebrities agents. It is reported that the agents were scrambling to get their clients into the next picture.
The 50 year old master director described himself as being “very, very depressed”. Speculation that Tim Roth, whom played in his classic 90’s hit Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction was to star in the new western but it would appear that it is not to be.
What makes the event even sadder is that the award winning script writer and director had already finished the first draft, he went on to say “I finished a script, a first draft, and I didn’t mean to shoot it until next winter, a year from now.” We were so close, so so so close to another thrilling western bought to us by the king but it would seem that if it is to happen, it will not be for a while.
Tarantino let us know, at least, that he had offered the script to six actors including Roth, each of which would kill to be in a Tarantino film. He was quoted saying
“The one I know didn’t do this is Tim Roth,” he said. “One of the others let their agent read it, and that agent has now passed it on to everyone in Hollywood.”
Sad times! Let’s just hope the emotional director will be able to get back on that horse and dust his chaps off as we certainly would love to see another revitalised western.