Quentin Tarantino scraps The Hateful Eight after 'betrayal' of script 'leak'
Director says he's got "ten more where that came from"
Quentin Tarantino has shelved his latest Western movie The Hateful Eight after one of six people that he trusted with the script allegedly allowed it to leak.
The Django Unchained filmmaker said the leak left him "depressed" and with "no desire" to make the film.
"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."
The 50-year-old realised the script had leaked after his agent Mike Simpson started receiving calls from other agents inquiring about roles in the film for their clients.
Clearly fuming, Tarantino named a list of people he had trusted with the script, which included producer Reggie Hudlin and actors Michael Madsen, Tim Roth and Nebraska Oscar nominee Bruce Dern.
"The one I know didn't do this is Tim Roth," Tarantino said. "One of the others let their agent read it and that agent has now passed it on to everyone in Hollywood. I don't know how these f**king agents work, but I'm not making this next."
He said he would now publish The Hateful Eight script and move onto his next project, adding: "I give it out to six people and if I can't trust them to that degree, then I have no desire to make it.
"I'll publish it. I'm done. I'll move on to the next thing. I've got ten more where that came from."
Watch the new House of Cards series three trailerTV
Oscars 2015It was the first time Barney has compered the Academy Awards
Oscars 2015 From Meryl Streep whooping Patricia Arquette's equality speech to Chris Pine in tears
Oscars 2015 Mexican filmmaker uses speech to urge 'respect' for immigrants
TV ReviewThe intrigue deepens as we delve further but don't expect any answers just yet
Razzies 2015 Golden Raspberry Awards 'honours' Cameron Diaz and Kirk Cameron
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Home Office says Nigerian asylum-seeker can’t be a lesbian as she’s got children
- 2 What happens to your body when you give up sugar?
- 3 Japanese island overrun with cats after population explodes
- 4 Apple and Google users being spied on for a decade because of 'Freak' security flaw
- 5 Have sex with your iPad thanks to the new sex toy no-one asked for
Kurt Cobain's life and death: Montage of Heck film uses unseen footage to tell Nirvana frontman's story
Fifty Shades of Grey movie shows first sex scene 'after 40 minutes'
Drugs Live: Twitter responds to Jon Snow and Jennie Bond smoking cannabis
Jimmy McGovern's new TV series 'Banished': Why Australia's past has such resonance today
The Walking Dead, Remember, review: The discovery of a new community leads Rick to a dark decision
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'