Ok, so remember during the week we found out Tarantino was planning on making a new western called The Hateful Eight (here)? well, it seems the director has thrown a strop over the media finding out about it…
Speaking with Deadline, the said that, because of the leak, he will publish the script and move on to one of the other scripts he’s working on: “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.
“I’m not making this next. I’m going to publish it, and that’s it for now. I give it out to six people and, if I can’t trust them to that degree, then I have no desire to make it. I’ll publish it. I’m done. I’ll move on to the next thing. I’ve got ten more where that came from.
“The idea was, I was going to write two scripts. 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.”
The script, according the angry director, was given to actors Bruce Dern, Michael Madsen and Tim Roth and a select few others and he believes one of Dern or Madsen’s agency reps passed it around. he says he feels betrayed.
Is he being precious or is he right? What do you all think?