Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight could be filmed next year says Kurt Russell

Posted on 18 July 2014
By Lewis Calvert
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Django Unchained director Quentin Tarantino may start his latest project “The Hateful Eight” next year, according to actor Kurt Russell.

Tarantino has won almost every award there is to win the film industry including two Oscars, one for Pulp Fiction and another for Django Unchained.

The critically acclaimed director is well known for his non-linear stories, which often contain violence, comic-book-style action and long, single-shot fight scenes.

Originally the script of The Hateful Eight, a post-Civil War Western about serving justice, had been leaked online and Tarantino had refused to make the film, but he has since made a U-turn on that decision.

A reading of the script took place at the sold out 1,600-seater Theatre at the Ace Hotel, Los Angeles.

Tarantino said: “This is the first draft and that’s what we’ll be reading.”

The 51 year old from Tennessee prefers to use the same actors in his films and the eight actors in attendance included some regular faces.

Samuel L. Jackson who has played a role in no fewer than six movies by Quentin Tarantino including Jackie Brown was cast for the reading.

Walton Goggins of Django Unchained continued the list of actors with Amber Tamblyn, Bruce Dern and James Remar.

Tim Roth who played Mr Orange in Reservoir Dogs, Michael Madsen of Kill Bill 1 and James Parks of Kill Bill 2, were also there to read parts.

Kurt Russell, who played Stuntman Mike in the “Death Proof” segment of cult feature film Grindhouse, also had a part to play.

In a huge hint that suggested the film might go into production, Russell said: “I’ve got a Tarantino project called The Hateful Eight that looks like it may go somewhere around the beginning of the year.”

Fans will certainly hope Russell’s words and this reading will materialise into yet another Tarantino classic.