Today at Comic Con in San Diego Quentin Tarantino confirmed that he is indeed going to make his western The Hateful Eight. He is prepping for production as early as next year. This news comes after his declaration that he would completely abandon the project after the screenplay was leaked online earlier this year by the website Gawker. After the media coverage, Tarantino teamed up with Film Independent to stage a fun live-reading of the script.
As Deadline reports, Tarantino took the stage at Hall H this afternoon to one of the biggest standing ovations that the annual conference has seen. He announced a Django Unchained-Zorro crossover comic book with Dynamite Press toward the end 2014.
“I loved this idea, not only because I like western comics in general, but I also loved Zorro in all his iterations whether it was the Disney series or the William Witney films. I thought it was a great idea of taking the most famous, fictional Mexican western hero and putting him together with the newer, famous black western hero,” said Tarantino.
In fielding questions from the audience, Tarantino said that he’s also working on an extended director’s cut of Kill Bill that will include animated footage that wasn’t included in the 2003 release of the film.
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