June 18, 2024

“Hateful Eight” on Stage?

In The Hollywood Reporter’s Annual Director’s Roundtable, Quentin Tarantino stated that his next move after The Hateful Eight is not another film, but rather a stage adaption of the film:

“I’ve got to see how I feel when Hateful Eight is over, if I still have the same juice for it, but the next thing I’d like to do is a theatrical adaptation of Hateful Eight, because I like the idea of other actors having a chance to play my characters. So that’s where I’m at. I’m working my way into that time period, where I write novels and film pieces and film books, but in particular direct theater.”

Of all of Tarantino’s films, Hateful Eight would probably be best suited for a stage adaption. Given Tarantino’s typically dialogue heavy screenplays, moving into a career similar to David Mamet, splitting time between stage and screen, would only make sense.

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