Nearly two weeks after Quentin Tarantino told Deadline.com's Mike Fleming that he was going to shelve his new script, "The Hateful Eight," after it leaked online and throughout Hollywood, a new rumor claims the project could happen after all.
That's the word from Jeff Sneider, a reporter for TheWrap, who used his Twitter account on Saturday to promulgate news of the possible "Hateful Eight" resurrection.
RUMOR: THE HATEFUL EIGHT is back on, as sources tell ME that Quentin has reached out to Sam Jackson in the wk since he called off the movie.
A representative for Samuel L. Jackson did not respond to MULTIPLE requests for comment over the last 4 days. Same goes for QT's reps at WME
I am not allowed to officially report this, so I have decided to share it as a rumor w/ my loyal fans on Twitter. Stay tuned! #HatefulEight
I'm told that the initial betrayal came as a shock, but QT has calmed down & is having second thoughts about moving on. Will rewrite script.
HuffPost Entertainment contacted representatives for Tarantino to see if they had comment on this rumor. This post will be updated if and when they respond.
"The Hateful Eight," a Western about eight disreputable ne'er-do-wells was potentially set to star Bruce Dern, Michael Madsen and Tim Roth. Jackson and Christoph Waltz were rumored for the film as well. More on the project can be found at Deadline.com.
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