Quentin Tarantino names next Western The Hateful Eight
Story by Jack Foley
QUENTIN Tarantino has named his second Western The Hateful Eight.
The director has made no secret that he intends to follow 2012’s Oscar-winning, controversy baiting Django Unchained with another Western and has now delivered its title.
The title gives cause for optimism given that it clearly intends to tip its hats to the likes of John Sturges’ The Magnificent Seven and The Dirty Dozen – both men on a mission movies.
As yet, no plot details have been released and no one has been cast, although according to sources quoted by The Hollywood Reporter a role has been written for frequent collaborator (and Oscar winner) Christoph Waltz.
Tarantino has, however, reportedly reached out to veteran casting director Victoria Thomas, who worked on Django.
Commenting on his decision to remain within the Western genre back in November, Tarantino told Jay Leno on The Tonight Show: “I had so much fun doing Django, and I love Westerns so much that after I taught myself how to make one, it’s like ‘OK! Let me make another one now that I know what I’m doing!”