Tarantino Titles Next Film ‘The Hateful Eight’

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Waltz eyed for slot in Western

Quentin Tarantino has selected “The Hateful Eight” as the title for his next film, a Western that’s not a sequel to “Django Unchained.”

The project has not been cast yet, but insiders say Tarantino’s script includes a part for Christoph Waltz, who won Oscars starring in Tarantino’s last two films — “Django” and “Inglourious Basterds.”

Tarantino revealed two months ago during an appearance on “The Tonight Show” he would be doing a Western again.

He told Jay Leno, “I haven’t told anyone this publicly, but I will say the genre: It’s a western. I had so much fun doing ‘Django,’ and I love westerns so much that after I taught myself how to make one, it’s like ‘OK! Let me make another one now that I know what I’m doing.’”

“The Hateful Eight” — which suggests a possible homage to John Sturges’ 1960 Western “The Magnificent Seven” — has not been set up at a studio. The Weinstein Co. and Sony partnered on “Django” while TWC and Universal teamed on “Basterds.”

Tarantino won screenplay Oscars for “Django Unchained” and “Pulp Fiction.”

News of the title selection was first reported by Deadline.com.

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  1. the disposable eight says:

    he can come up with a better title

  2. Kevin Weindorf says:

    It seems like he could be spreading himself thin using waltz again and again, but what do I know, they’re making nearly half a billion dollars each film and winning oscars.
    I guess if it is’nt broke don’t fix it..

    • Joshua f says:

      Is Scorsese speeding himself thin using DiCaprio time and again? How about the Coen brothers using John Goodman once again in their latest? Great directors find great chemistry with certain actors and build working relationships that can span a career. So far audiences have loved the first two collaborations. We’ll see if a third is as well received.

  3. Brad says:

    Great except for the obnoxious ad we have to sit through for 15 seconds before seeing the article…really?

  4. filmsharks says:

    Sounds like he is going to pay homage to Akira Kurosawa’s ‘Seven Samurai’ which was actually the inspiration behind ‘The Magnificent Seven’ remake.

  5. JOE S HILL says:

    Since Mr Tarantino is seriously intent to do another western-likely a “Spaghetti Western”,then
    he should use Metro Goldwyn Mayer’s United Artists division,which has solid history with the
    late Sergio Leone’s “Man With No Name” trilogy films of the 1960s with Clint Eastwood,which
    United Artists launched as a small franchise. Tarantino’s use of solid Hollywood studio names
    would be well served here,since many of his stock music comes from Ennio Morricone,who
    did all three of these legendary scores. this is also a vital part of UA history,that he could capitalize
    on,since the studio,before the 1981 merger with MGM,still released other Italian westerns,like
    1971’s “DUCK YOU SUCKER”,which Leone also directed. so if Quentin Tarantino goes this route,
    then the chances of him making a really great spaghetti western,are very good-even if he uses
    The Weinberg Company. and this “HATEFUL EIGHT” tittle seems intresting,if it’s being done like
    “THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN”,which was also a prize United Artists franchise,in the 60s,which
    is why he should connect with MGM here,on his this next project!

  6. Roy Munson says:

    He needs to make movies that take place in modern times. They’re better

    • Joshua f says:

      Says you. His last two films (Django and Inglourious Basterds) were period/historical pieces and are his two highest grossing pictures. And he is a student of the spaghetti western, so I think he is gonna be just finessing another period piece.

      • Roy Munson says:

        Oh, if they’re high-grossing, then I must be wrong.
        Dumb and Dumber was an absolute classic, I guess. It was a highly-grossing film.

  7. longduckdong says:

    Just another rehash of the same movies he always makes. Tarantino’s movies stink – his fans are a cult for T’s personality.

  8. Big Daddy D says:

    Is sam Jackson going to have a role in this too? Sam and Quentin are a great team.

  9. Tarantino and Waltz are the best team on screen since Scorcese and DeNiro: WESTERN, HO!

  10. Joshua f says:

    One ticket already sold. Quentin, you magnificent, inglorious, basterd you!

  11. Robert Baum says:

    Well there was also a spaghetti western called The Relentless Four where Adam wear was a member of the title group.

  12. Love all his films!!! and characters!!

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