Quentin Tarantino is so furious that the script to his new film The Hateful Eight was leaked that he will no longer be directing the film. Instead, he wants to publish it as a book before it gets made into a movie.
The director, screenwriter and producer was so inspired after his success with Django Unchained that he wanted to do another film in the western genre. But now the prestigious director wants to cancel the film completely.
"I'm very depressed," Tarantino said. "I finished a script, a first draft, and I didn't mean to shoot it until next winter, a year from now. I gave it to six people, and apparently it's gotten out today." But the question remains, who could have done it?
The six suspects include three actors: Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern and Tim Roth. Tarantino says he knows Roth wasn't the source of the leaked film. But Tarantino also gave it to one of the Django Unchained producers, who let an agent read the script. However, he says it was a "betrayal, but not crippling because the agent didn't end up with the script." Instead he thinks the culprit is one of the other two actors who read the possible new film.
"I don't know how these f---ing agents work, but I'm not making this next," Tarantino said. "I'm going to publish it, and that's it for now. I give to out to six people, and if I can't trust them to that degree, then I have no desire to make it." The screenwriter went on to say that he would move on to the next thing because he has "10 more where that came from."
The problem could lie within the fact that Tarantino didn't have a watermark on his script, which would allow the person whose hands it falls into, to disperse it freely. Which also makes the case a hard one to solve.
The director is stunned and betrayed that someone would do this to him, especially after he had begun talking with Harvey Weinstein about the details of making the movie. But in the end he is appreciative of all his fans. "Frankly, I wouldn't want it any other way," Tarantino said. "I like the fact that people like my s---, and that they go out of their way to find it and read it."
The director said he could change his mind, since he owns the rights to the story in the end, but he said it wont be the next thing he does. Instead, he said he might work on the second film he was working on. "The idea was, I was going to write two scripts," he said. "I wasn't going to shoot the Western until next winter, and I have been full of piss and vinegar about the other one. So now I'll do that one."