Sadly, Quentin Tarantino has announced he is not going through with his next film. His excuse: everyone in Hollywood has a copy of the script now.
Earlier this year Tarantino announced his next film project was going to be another Western following on the tails of his previous successful cowboy story, Django Unchained. The title released to the public was The Hateful Eight, most likely a wink to the classic 1960 westerner The Magnificent Seven.
The film was set to shoot next winter for a 2015 release. However, the writer-director lost his drive when agents started unexpectedly calling and pitching their clients for specific roles in the film. ScreenRant reports an interview Tarantino had with Deadline about the incident.
“I gave [the script] to three actors: Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, Tim Roth. The one I know didn’t do this is Tim Roth. One of the others let their agent read it, and that agent has now passed it on to everyone in Hollywood. I don’t know how these f****ing agents work, but 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 10 more where that came from.”
Tarantino’s publishing of the script will secure his rights to make the film, which he will hopefully decide to do some time in the future. For now, Tarantino is already working on his next project, the genre and title of which have not yet been released.