Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight

Quentin Tarantino’s success has constantly been going up with every film he releases; and it sky-rocketed after the release of his latest film, Django Unchained.

tarantinoThe director, who primarily uses dialogue and violence as the main aspects in his films, has had a go at many different genres. He’s made a heist film (Reservoir Dogs), two martial arts themed films (Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Kill Bill Vol. 2), a war film (Inglourious Basterds) and a western (Django Unchained), among others. Every movie has kept audiences gripped to the screen with its lengthy spoken parts and intense action sequences; which generally require buckets of blood.

Just over a year after the release of his last film and Tarantino is already planning for his 9th movie, which I am sure will have a lot of fans excited. However, although I am not disappointed by this, instead of attempted a different genre as he has done is the past, he has stated that he will be making another western.

The film is entitled The Hateful Eight and is not a sequel to Django Unchained. Tarantino’s reasoning for doing another western is because now that he has learnt how to make one, he wants to make another. Inspiration for the film has been taken from John Sturges’ famous western The Magnificent Seven (hence the name), and the film which inspired that; Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai (hence the name again).

Production, filming and casting are still a long way off, so not much is known about The Hateful Eight. Although rumours have surfaced that Tarantino has written a part specifically for Austrian actor Christoph Waltz, who took leading roles in his previous two films.

quentin-tarantino-christoph-waltz-01Through the years Tarantino has planned films and then quickly dropped the ideas, whether or not he decides to make The Hateful Eight or not I hope something will be in the works from him soon.

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