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Quentin Tarantino shelves ‘The Hateful Eight’ after script leaks

Quentin Tarantino shelves ‘The Hateful Eight’ after script leaks

Django Unchained follow up cancelled

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Filmmaker Tarantino reacts angrily to script leaks, cancelling 'The Hateful Eight'

Following script leaks for Tarantino's Django Unchained follow up 'The Hateful Eight', the director has announced that he will not proceed with the film - and instead, will just release the script in full. Tarantino was left angry and "very, very depressed" after the script - which he gave to just 6 actors - was leaked in the media.

"I finished a script, a first draft, and I didn't mean to shoot it until next winter, a year from now," said the Oscar-winning filmmaker. "I gave it to six people, and apparently it's gotten out today.

"I gave it to one of the producers on Django Unchained, Reggie Hudlin, and he let an agent come to his house and read it. That's a betrayal, but not crippling because the agent didn't end up with the script."

A number of sites, including Buro 24/7 Middle East, revealed 'The Hateful Eight's' only last week. The film was expected to star Bruce Dern and it was reported that Quentin had his eye on Christoph Waltz to take part too. Tarantino has hinted that he still might change his mind and go ahead with the film, but explained that he hoped that at least shelving it for now would discourage further leaks.

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