Director Quentin Tarantino said at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday that he had finally calmed down regarding the script leak of his latest film project, The Hateful Eight.
Tarantino was in Cannes to mark the 20th anniversary of his famous film, Pulp Fiction which had grabbed the festival’s top Palme d’Or Prize when it had premiered.
The film had gotten a very enthusiastic response at the Cannes Film Festival in 1994 and catapulted Director Tarantino to the heights of international stardom, and gave afresh lease of life to John Travolta, whose career was on the verge of collapsing at the time. The filmmaker reunited with the stars of the film – John Travolta and Uma Thurman for the anniversary of the film.
The American director said during an interview ahead of the anniversary screening of Pulp Fiction, that his anger over the leak of the script of The Hateful Eight had subsided and that he was working on another draft.
He said that the knife-in-the-back wound had started to scab down and he had calmed down about it. The filmmaker or Reservoir Dogs and Django Unchained fame had tried to sue gossip website Gawker in April, for leaking the 146-page screenplay of his new movie. The filmmaker had in January cancelled plans of starting the shooting of his film due to the leak.
He had said that he didn’t know exactly what he was going to do, and that he was in the process of finishing a second draft, and then he also planned on doing a third draft. Tarantino had reportedly blamed someone linked to the six people he had shown the script to, for the leak.