Boy, the road has been long and hard with Quentin Tarantino's eighth film, titled, appropriately enough, "The Hateful Eight." Back in January, the script for the new film was leaked online. After Gawker posted a link to that script, Tarantino not only decided that he was no longer making the movie, but also threatened to sue Gawker. Tarantino eventually dismissed the lawsuit and held a live reading of the script in Los Angeles this past spring. Late last month, a teaser poster for the film popped up in British movie magazine Empire, with a 2015 release date and a note that it would be shot in 70 mm "Super CinemaScope."
And now... another piece to the puzzle: the existence of a teaser trailer that is supposedly attached to copies of "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" next week.
Slashfilm has some pretty convincing evidence that some kind of teaser for the film will be attached to Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's "Sin City" sequel. If you'll recall, Tarantino was a "guest director" on the first "Sin City," and has had a long and fruitful personal and professional partnership with Rodriguez. Tarantino wrote and co-starred in Rodriguez's "From Dusk Till Dawn," and the two joined forces on the brilliant "Grindhouse" double feature. The Weinstein Company is releasing both "Sin City 2" and "The Hateful Eight."
What makes this even more intriguing is the fact that Tarantino hasn't cast the movie yet (Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, Zoe Bell, Bruce Dern, Amber Tamblyn, Michael Madson, and Walt Goggins took part in the live read) and no release date has been specified. Oh, and Tarantino hasn't started shooting the damn thing yet.
But beggars cannot be choosers, and we're just happy that Tarantino put all the silliness of the leaked script behind him and got down to business. If the script is any indication; this is going to be a hum-dinger.