In the wake of Quentin Tarantino's decision to shelve his next movie , Western The Hateful Eight , after its script leaked, new details about the project have surfaced online.
According to The Wrap , the script for The Hateful Eight is split into five chapters, with two main settings in the form of a stagecoach and a haberdashery.
The story revolves around a pair of bounty hunters (who would likely have been played by Michael Madsen and Samuel L. Jackson) who plunder the small town of Red Rock.
They take shelter from a blizzard in a haberdashery, which has been overtaken by a Southern general (potentially Bruce Dern), an alleged hangman, a Frenchman named Bob and cowboy Joe Gage.
Naturally, the two groups butt heads (and egos) in what turns into a bloody stand-off in typical Tarantino style.
The script's first paragraph reveals that the director intended to shoot Hateful Eight on 70mm (as Paul Thomas Anderson did with The Master ), a very rare and expensive type of film stock that would have given Hateful Eight a distinctive look befitting its Western trappings.
Though Tarantino has apparently shelved the project indefinitely, we can't help hoping that one day he'll dust it off and get production rolling again.
After Django Unchained , Eight sounds like it could have been another action tour-de-force for Tarantino.
It's a shame we won't be seeing it for some time yet – if ever.