Now that he has, in his own words, “calmed down” from the leak of the first draft of his screenplay The Hateful Eight, Quentin Tarantino has decided to go ahead and shoot the western after all. Showbiz 411 is reporting that the writer/director is prepping to shoot the film this coming November in Wyoming.
Joining Tarantino on the project will be the complete cast of actors who participated in a stage reading of the screenplay last month – Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Dern, Michael Madsen, Kurt Russell, James Remar, Amber Tamblyn, Walt Goggins, and Zoe Bell.
It was at that reading that we got the first inkling that Tarantino had not given up on the project that he previously stated he was shelving after the screenplay first leaked at the beginning of the year. It was at that event that he stated he was working on a second draft of the screenplay and would probably be taking a third run through it as well.
Tarantino’s lawsuit against Gawker Media for posting a link to the where the screenplay had been uploaded was thrown out of court earlier this month after his legal team legal team had not supplied any evidence that anyone actually clicked on the link in the article and went on to download a copy of the script from that independent website. The judge decreed that since they hadn’t proven that there was no proof that any actual infringement had taken place.