Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino will reportedly begin filming The Hateful Eight later this year (14), after announcing plans to scrap the project when an early draft of the screenplay was leaked to the media.
The Pulp Fiction director filed a copyright infringement lawsuit seeking $1 million (GBP625,000) in damages against editors at Gawker.com after the site published a report about how the script had been leaked. The suit was dismissed in April (14), but the 51 year old was allowed to amend it and refile, which he did earlier this month (14). He has since asked a judge to withdraw the action and now it appears he is planning to make the western after all.
Last month (Apr14), Tarantino gathered Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Amber Tamblyn, Walton Goggins, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen and Bruce Dern for a live reading of the leaked script at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Production on the film is scheduled to begin in November (14), according to Showbiz411.com.