Filming on Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight has been delayed until 2015, according to actor Kurt Russell.
Quentin Tarantino’s newest project, The Hateful Eight, is currently engaged in a development saga with more twists and turns than the flashing blade of a Shaolin swordsman. First someone leaked Tarantino’s script, and he vowed bloody revenge in the form of a sold-out live reading at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Then some stuff was said at the aforementioned live reading, somebody made a poster for the as-yet-unannounced film, and Tarantino abruptly dropped his lawsuit against Gawker, the site he blamed for leaking the script in the first place.
Last week while promoting his new documentary, The Battered Bastards of Baseball (about his father Bing’s minor league team), Russell told “Good Day Philadelphia” that Tarantino’s ensemble western could roll cameras in early 2015.
“There’s a Tarantino project called The Hateful Eight that looks like it may go somewhere around the beginning of the year,” Russell said.
Good news for Tarantino fans who wondered if the writer/director would ever return to the material after promising to scrap the project all together in favor of writing another script in the future to replace this one. The Hateful Eightwould mark Tarantino’s second Western film in a row following 2012′s Oscar winning feature Django Unchained.