After the unauthorized leak of Quentin Tarantino's script for The Hateful Eight earlier this year and the furore that followed, it seemed like Tarantino's next film would never see the light of day. However sources are reporting that Quentin has "calmed down" after the initial leak and lawsuit filed against Gawker, and is writing a third draft in preparation for a November shoot date.
In April this year, Tarantino held a live reading of the leaked script at Film Independent in Los Angeles with the help of actors Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Dern, Walton Goggins, Dennis Menochet, Tim Roth, Kurt Russell, James Parks, Zoe Bell, Amber Tamblyn, James Remar, Michael Madsen, and Dana Gourrier (all QT alumni). Apparently all of the actors involved in the live reading will reprise their roles in the film, but sources also state that two time Oscar winner and new Tarantino favourite, Christolph Waltz will not be starring in The Hateful Eight.
These reports followed Quentin Tarantino's appearance at this year's Cannes International Film Festival where he was celebrating the 20 year anniversary of Pulp Fiction, which is the only film at this year's festival to be screened in 35mm film. Tarantino is known for his dislike of digital cinematography and projection, saying cinema as he knew it, is dead.
Tarantino was also presenting the closing film at Cannes - A Fistful of Dollars, directed by Sergio Leone; a long-time source of inspiration for Tarantino.
Check out the full press conference with Quentin Tarantino from the 2014 Cannes International Film Festival.