Quentin Tarantino Halts Plans for his Western After Script Leaks

The director only showed the script to a small circle of actors before it leaked

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Looks like Quentin Tarantino won’t be putting out another Western anytime soon. The Django Unchained writer and director is upset, Deadline reports, because a script for what was supposed to be his next film, The Hateful Eight, was leaked online.

“I’m very, very depressed,” Tarantino told Deadline. “I finished a script, a first draft, and I didn’t mean to shoot it until next winter, a year from now. I gave it to six people, and apparently it’s gotten out today.” Tarantino says that he gave the script for the ensemble Western to a small circle of producers and actors, and that one of them must have shown it to an agent. He said that it wasn’t long before his agent Mike Simpson started getting calls from agents who wanted their clients considered for the film.

The leak has soured Tarantino on the project, and he said he plans to publish the script and shelve plans to film the movie. “I’m done,” he said. “I’ll move on to the next thing. I’ve got 10 more where that came from.”