Quentin Tarantino puts ‘The Hateful Eight’ on hold after script leaks

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10: Director/Producer Quentin Tarantino speaks onstage during the 33rd annual Variety Home Entertainment Hall of Fame on December 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for Variety)

After the success of Django: Unchained, director Quentin Tarantino decided to move on to another western, The Hateful Eight, for his next project. But we can forget about that now—Quentin got doxxed.

Instead of shooting the film next year as originally intended, Tarantino says that he’ll likely release The Hateful Eight as a book following a leak of his recently finished script. Tarantino says he shared it with six people, blaming the leak on agents who shared the script trying to pitch it to their clients.

“I’m very, very depressed. 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,” he told Deadline.

Among those who saw the script were Michael Madsen, Tim Roth, and Bruce Dern, along with Django producer Reggie Hudlin, who allegedly allowed his agent to read Tarantino’s work. For his part, the director calls that particular bit “a betrayal.”

“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 10 more where that came from,” he said.

Given Tarantino’s track record, that last part is probably true. But, still, who is the culprit? Unfortunately, we don’t know, but Tarantino wants names.

“It’s got to be either the agents of Dern or Madsen,” Tarantino said. “Please name names." 

Agents, pray for mercy.