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Production on Quentin Tarantino’s new western The Hateful Eight has been pushed back until early 2015.
The Pulp Fiction filmmaker had been scheduled to begin shooting the post-Civil War project in November (14), but actor Kurt Russell reveals the shoot has been delayed.
He tells MyFoxPhilly.com, “I’ve got a Tarantino project called The Hateful Eight that looks like it may go somewhere around the beginning of the year.”
Tarantino initially scrapped plans to make The Hateful Eight after an early draft of the screenplay appeared online earlier this year (14). He filed a $1 million (£588,235) 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 (14).
Russell is reportedly set to join a cast which includes Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen and Bruce Dern, all of whom took part in a live reading of the script at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in April (14).