Quentin Tarantino gears up to direct 'The Hateful Eight'

Los Angeles, Jul 29: Celebrated actor-filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has decided to go ahead with “The Hateful Eight” despite the fact that its early draft of the screenplay was leaked. The “Pulp Fiction” director filed a $1 million copyright infringement lawsuit against editors at Gawker.com, accusing them of facilitating the leak after publishing a report about the script drama, but he withdrew the legal papers in May, this year, reports contactmusic.com.

With the court battle behind him, Tarantino used an appearance at San Diego’s 2014 Comic-Con Sunday to tell fans the film is moving forward. During a panel for the comic book Django Meets Zorro, a fan asked Tarantino if “The Hateful Eight” will be his next feature, and he replied, “Yeah – we’re going to be doing ‘The Hateful Eight’.”

Earlier this year, Tarantino spearheaded a live reading of the script at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, featuring a cast of stars including Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen and Bruce Dern.