The 'Hateful Eight' Leaked

28 Jan

If you are unfamiliar with this story you might find a tale which combines celebrity director woes, gossip media opportunism, and film content disrespect disturbing.

Oscar-winning screenwriter of Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained, Quentin Tarrantino issued at least one press release claiming he was suing Gawker Media.  He did this in retaliation for their leaking his script for his next intended movie the Hateful Eight on their website.  In his statement, Tarrantino claimed through his lawyer Martin Singer that Gawker Media’s intentions we’re decidedly destructive toward him.

“Rather than merely publishing a news story reporting that Plaintiff’s screenplay may have been circulating in Hollywood without his permission, Gawker Media crossed the
journalistic line by promoting itself to the public as the first source to read the entire Screenplay illegally.”[1]

Though not specifically descriptive of the stories’ plot, without reading the script some aspects of the script are at this point known. Entertainment writer, Alice Vincent claims…

“The Wrap reports that the action centers around a town called Red rock, and believe the ensemble western includes “ obvious parts for Bruce Dern and Christolph Waltz.”[2]

Claiming little journalistic cause for executing the distribution of his script, the tone of Tarrantino’s defensive public statements seem determined to exact some degree of retribution.


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