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Rumor: 'The Hateful Eight' Is Back On, Quentin Tarantino To Rewrite Script

by Kevin Jagernauth
February 1, 2014 4:35 PM
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Quentin Tarantino

For a movie that, for now, isn't getting made, "The Hateful Eight" sure has a lot written about it. But then again, few unmade projects can boast the name of Quentin Tarantino alongside the kind of fiery cancellation this one did, with the writer/director yanking the cord after the script leaked. But has he had a change of heart?

According to Jeff Sneider at The Wrap, his ear to the ground has heard that Quentin Tarantino will make the movie anyway and has even reached out to Samuel L. Jackson, presumably for a role. Here's what Sneider revealed on Twitter today (noting that he was unable to officially report it):

So, what does this mean? Well, it's a rumor. So as always, take it with a grain of salt. That said, we called the script "one of Tarantino’s most entertaining reads in a long time," and perhaps as the initial anger has subsided, he's realized the same and isn't ready to put this on the shelf. Moreover, the script that leaked was a first draft, and undoubtedly was going to have to go through rewrites anyway, particularly as the ending in its current form is "somewhat anti-climactic." As for Samuel L. Jackson's being mentioned? There is a part for an African American bounty hunter that seems tailor made for him—so again, it would make sense.

Anyway, we'll see if this rumor amounts to anything, but until then, be sure to check out all you need to know by reading: Black Night, White Hell: A Look At Quentin Tarantino’s 'The Hateful Eight' Western

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  • mass | February 11, 2014 6:03 AMReply

    You know what they say about publicity.

  • temper | February 2, 2014 9:37 AMReply


  • BVAX | February 1, 2014 10:47 PMReply

    If Jackson doesn't want the role Ill take it!

  • holahovito | February 11, 2014 9:22 PM

    you just want you're big black pecker sucked

  • CrazyxCrazy | February 1, 2014 7:09 PMReply

    To the shock of NO ONE

    Well done Harvey

  • It's Me, Quentin! | February 1, 2014 6:48 PMReply

    QT is getting it on, if you know what I mean ;) (i don't)

  • Ade | February 1, 2014 6:40 PMReply

    Good news.

  • yer | February 1, 2014 5:42 PMReply

    Tarantino just likes the attention. Always have, always will.

  • Daniel | February 1, 2014 9:45 PM

    Tarantino is a character, for sure. Also? He makes great movies.

  • Anonymouse | February 1, 2014 5:00 PMReply


    waitasec. a shootout among all the major characters (the ones still alive) in the final scene, ala Reservoir Dogs, is "somewhat anticlimactic?" huh?

    glad to hear it's back on, though.

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