Looks like none of those “ten other stories” that Quentin Tarantino had up his sleeve sounded as good as his Western homage The Hateful Eight and he may be reviving it from the realms of the shelf. The Pulp Fiction director threw a fit earlier when a website got hold of his draft first script of the film that he says was to be a homage to The Magnificent Seven and leaked it all over the Internet.
To paraphrase the 1976 film Network, Quentin Tarantino is mad as hell and he isn’t going to take it anymore; in fact, he has sued Gawker and ANONFILES.COM for The Hateful Eight leak. The Django Unchained director/producer is asking for $2 million in damages over the script’s publication by the website, which specializes in celebrity gossip and the anonymous website – ANONFILES – that Gawker led its readers to so they could read the 146 page draft screenplay.
While Quentin Tarantino is writing his book version of The Hateful Eight he should think about penning a guide on how to tell your script has been leaked. It would also be a good idea, either in the footnotes, prologue or author’s note to list things not to do with your fledgling script.