Quentin Tarantino confirms ‘The Hateful Eight’

Also working on Django meets Zorro comic book crossover

Quentin Tarantino was at San Diego’s Comic-Con as a member of the Dynamite Entertainment panel to discuss the Django meets Zorro comic book crossover when he confirmed that his film The Hateful Eight will go ahead.

In response to a fan’s question during the Q&A Tarantino revealed, “Yes, we are going to be doing The Hateful Eight. All for you. We weren’t sure about it but I just decided just now.”

The Hateful Eight fell victim to an online script leak from the website Gawker which had lead Tarantino to announce that the film would be shelved. Back in January the director said he was “depressed” by the “betrayal” and wasn’t even planning to shoot the film until next year. Tarantino said if he couldn’t trust people then he had no desire to make it and commented, “I’ll move on to the next thing. I’ve got 10 more where that came from.”

Then in April, appearing to have a change of heart, the Pulp Fiction director staged a reading of the leaked first draft of his script with regular collaborators Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen and Kurt Russell among the stars for a three and a half hour performance of the five chapter western set in post-Civil War Wyoming.

Going on to talk about the Django/Zorro comic book crossover Tarantino said:
“I grew up reading western comics and entertainment in general, whether it was the Zorro comics, or the Disney show, or Zorro’s Fighting Legend.

What I thought was such a great idea was taking the most famous fictional Mexican western hero, and putting him together with one of the most famous black western heroes.”

Set on the cusp of the American Civil War Dynamite Entertainment will publish the Django meets Zorro comic book, the first non-film sequel to a Tarantino film, in November this year.

Tarantino also teased an extended cut of Kill Bill to include animated footage cut from the original film released in 2003.