Quentin Tarantino On Retirement, Grand 70 MM Intl Plans For ‘The Hateful Eight’

Posted: March 22, 2015 in News
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EXCLUSIVE: The lack of action at AFM is attributable in part to foreign buyer distraction over the fest’s A+ title, Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight. I am hearing offers are five deep for just about every territory and that the auction will be resolved by week’s end. That means big distributors aren’t focusing on much else. All this began when the director himself strode into a Casa del Mar ballroom filled with buyers late last week. Flanked by Harvey Weinstein and cast members Walton Goggins, Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell and Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tarantino stoked the fires by regaling prospective offshore distributors with his grand plans. All had read most of Tarantino’s shooting script and knew the setup: Eight hate-filled firebrands from the Old West hole up in an establishment to seek shelter from a blizzard. The talk is as tough as the food. Some use harsh…

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