"I've got a Tarantino project called The Hateful Eight that looks like it may go somewhere around the beginning of the year."
Back in April, we reported that Quentin Tarantino is working on a new draft of the script with a different ending, and that production may start in the winter. However, another report from May revealed that shooting is reportedly set to begin this November in Wyoming.
Of course, the movie almost never happened at all, after the first draft of his script leaked back in January, which prompted the filmmaker to file a lawsuit against Gawker Media shortly thereafter. Quentin Tarantino revealed after the leak that he was shelving the production, but the filmmaker had a change of heart, instead hosting a live reading of the script.
While it hasn't been confirmed, the director is said to be bringing back the same cast members from that live read, including Bruce Dern, Samuel L. Jackson, Zoe Bell, Michael Madsen, Kurt Russell, James Remar, Amber Tamblyn, Walton Goggins and Tim Roth, for the production.
The story takes place in Wyoming after the Civil War, centering on a small group of stagecoach passengers who become stranded during a blizzard. Samuel L. Jackson plays Major Marquis Warren, with Kurt Russell portraying a bounty hunter named John Ruth, with Amber Tamblyn depicting his prisoner Daisy Domergue. Bruce Dern plays Confederate General Smithers, alongside Michael Madsen as cowboy John Gage, Tim Roth as Englishman Oswaldo Mobray and Walton Goggins as soldier Chris Mannix.