After the Oscar success of his last film Django Unchained, director Quentin Tarantino has finally announced the title of his next anticipated film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tarantino is working on a script called The Hateful Eight, which will stay in the vein of Django Unchained and return Tarantino to the spaghetti western genre.
The title suggests Tarantino could be upping the ante, playing off the title of John Sturges’ 1960 film The Magnificent Seven, which in turn was a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 Seven Samurai.
There is conflicting reports on the timetable for shooting on the picture as THR states they’ve heard Tarantino would like to shoot the film over the summer and likely release the film at some point in the crowded 2015 movie season. It would be fitting for Tarantino, a god among movie fans, to be apart of what is being called the biggest year in recent movie history.
He’s not in the blockbuster game though, but everything he has touched turns to gold — usually Oscar gold of some kind — and fans can’t get enough of his film. Tarantino has hired a casting director and we can expect names to start being kicked around for the leads in the film soon.