Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Hateful Eight’ Getting Staged Reading

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Film Independent will hold a live reading of Quentin Tarantino’s shelved Western scirpt “The Hateful Eight” on April 24.

The event will be held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Bing Theater.

Tarantino decided earlier this year to shut down production after the script leaked without his approval. The event will not be recorded or live streamed.

“Quentin Tarantino is a key figure in the independent creative community,” said Josh Welsh, president of Film Independent. “We are thrilled that Quentin will be holding the World Premiere Staged Reading of his script of ‘The Hateful Eight’ with Film Independent at LACMA.”

Tickets are $200. Members of Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and the New York Times Film Club can purchase tickets starting at 5 pm on April 9.

The story takes place after a blizzard diverts a stagecoach from its route, and traps a pitiless and mistrustful group which includes a competing pair of bounty hunters, a renegade Confederate soldier, and a female prisoner in a saloon in the middle of nowhere.

Tarantino has sued Gawker, claiming copyright infringement, over Gawker posting a story on its Defamer site titled “Here Is the Leaked Quentin Tarantino Hateful Eight Script”with a link to a third party website hosting the 146-page script.

U.S. District Judge John Walter has scheduled a hearing in the case for April 14. The jurist has also set a Jan. 27, 2015 trial date.


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  1. Pierre Edelman says:

    This is a great gig. Only he ticket price is problematic. Quentin should have this lecture around the world whenever he can since he’s an inspiration to a younger generation of cinephiles, and film education is mandatory to keep Cinema alive – Pierre Edelman , Paris.

  2. Luc Starfire says:

    QT has the money to make a Fred Phelps Bio-pic. That makes the Hateful 8 look like a Child’s Play movie, and Chucky seeks revenge on Yoda!

  3. Mr. Atheist says:

    I mean to offend. I am sick of QT. Seriously, sick of him. He has been on this path of becoming a character in one of his narratives since finishing up Jackie Brown.

    Since Jackie Brown’s release he writes with a vengeance. Not sure why the anger since he is followed by a legion of uber-loyalists that bend knee on every click-click-click on his keyboard. They have made him.

    He has fashioned himself into being the incarnation of “The Wolf”. I know “The Wolf”. So do you.

    Part of the allure of QT is his use of nostalgia as a storytelling tool. I get it. It was cool. But when you open up the “Kill Bill” Kimono and it is still the same old/same old… It is tiring.

    I am sure I am alone. And that is ok. I’ve been alone before. I showed up alone and I will leave alone.

    I just wish QT would grow up, evolve, or just leave me alone.

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