Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time!
Empire's Guardians Of The Galaxy Cover
Does Star Wars Have A Brain Trust?
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: 6 Issues For £15!
Subscribe today and save 37% off the cover price!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Image Of Batman Revealed
Check out the Batdimples on Bruce
Comic-Con: Christopher Nolan Unveils Interstellar
Director’s surprise appearance heralds new information
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
18 June 2014
Quentin Tarantino Co-Writing New Django Unchained Graphic Novel
The gunslinger will team up with Zorro...
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Django Unchained (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Empire Star Rating
Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
Empire Star Rating
Death Proof (2007)
Empire Star Rating
Kill Bill: Vol. 2
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Quentin Tarantino Will Host A Live Read Of The Hateful Eight
In Los Angeles

03 April 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: LA Times

submit to reddit

Quentin-Tarantino-Will-Host-A-Live-Read-Of-The-Hateful-Eight

There was controversy earlier this year when Quentin Tarantino announced that his new script, Western adventure The Hateful Eight, had leaked and that he’d decided not to make it for now. The writer/director did float the idea of releasing the screenplay in book form and now he has an extra plan for it: a live read at Los Angeles museum LACMA.

Tarantino apparently got the idea after he was approached by LACMA Film Independent boss Elvis Mitchell, who wondered whether the director would stand in for Jason Reitman, who has run Live Reads of classic film scripts such as Ghostbusters and Reservoir Dogs for a couple of years now, while Reitman was busy shooting. Tarantino didn’t end up doing it, but has since pitched Mitchell the idea of staging The Hateful Eight. "I recovered consciousness and brushed myself off, and I said, 'Yes, I think I can fit that in,'" Mitchell tells the LA Times.

Some of the plot details have also arrived with the new staging announcement: The Hateful Eight finds a diverse group of characters thrown together after a stagecoach is diverted from its route by a blizzard. Among those affected by the storm are a couple of bounty hunters, a renegade confederate soldier and a female prisoner.

With Tarantino planning to direct and cast the reading himself, it’s set for April 24 with a hefty $200 price tag for those wishing to attend. And security will be tight: no live streams or recordings will be offered and cell phones will be banned.

Though he said he was no longer planning to make the movie, there’s always a chance this could represent Tarantino seeing how the material plays before deciding to take it back out of the drawer. Wonder if he’s already on the phone to Christoph Waltz?


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Will Ferrell Playing Match Maker
He'll star in a true-life tennis tale
First Look At TV's New Constantine
Update: It's going to series

Your Comments

He can say 'nigger' as much as he wants
He's a great screenwriter, with sensibilities beyond those of the sour-pickled plonkers whose balls were browned by the proliferate head-rearing of 'nigger' in Django Unchained. Grow some, and then confront the world (and the word) in all that makes it beautiful and horrible, and then grow some more and criticise the man whose wit and wisdom makes it a comic book movie for the modern age. If you got that far, fuck you also. More

Posted by RyanShanks at 02:03 on 08 April 2014 | Report This Post

By any chance will it be another cross between a spaghetti western and Shaw Bros martial arts films, possibly featuring enough uses of the 'N' word to make Spike Lee freshly apoplectic? More

Posted by BelfastBoy at 10:32 on 04 April 2014 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Our official verdict on Marvel's latest addition to their cinematic universe

Frank Grillo's Ten Toughest Hollywood Tough Guys
The Purge: Anarchy star picks his favourite badasses

Role By Role With Joel McHale
The star of The Soup and Community on Spider-Man 2 and much more

'I Have The Club But I Didn't Get The Lion's Head'
Dwayne Johnson (and pals) talks Hercules props, action and ancient superheroes

Classic Feature: The Making Of The Silence Of The Lambs
Is this the most frightening movie ever made?

Classic Feature: Jack Nicholson - Gods Among Us
Charisma, consistency and cunning summed up in a single word: Jack.

Peter Fonda On Peter Fonda
The Hollywood legend relives his career highlights

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)