Quentin Tarantino has confirmed that he is moving forward with The Hateful Eight, almost six months after its script was leaked onto the web. Tarantino shelved the movie when portions of the screenplay were published online by Gawker, saying he was ‘very, very depressed’ about the leak.
Tarantino later held a live reading of The Hateful Eight in Los Angeles, where he stated he was “working on a second draft and I will do a third draft.”
Deadline now reports that, prodded by a fan’s question at this weekend at Comic-Con International, Tarantino confirmed that he is moving forward with the film. Previous reports have suggested that The Hateful Eight could go into production as soon as November.
No casting announcements have been made but Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern and Tim Roth were previously linked to the film. The Hateful Eight cinema poster has just been released in Empire.