Director Quentin Tarantino at Comic-Con this summer Quentin Tarantino is opting out of the on-demand revolution. Not only does the Hateful Eight director refuse to subscribe to Netflix, but he still uses VHS tapes to record movies from television. In the new book I Lost It at the Video Store: A Filmmakers’ Oral History of a Vanished Era (via Indiewire), directors discuss their feelings about the shift from video stores to streaming services — and Tarantino is by far the biggest advocate of old-school media. I like something hard and tangible in my hand,” Tarantino told author Tom Roston.
Channing Tatum has joined the cast of Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, according to an official announcement from the Weinstein Company. The Wyoming-based Western, which takes place “six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War,” is about a motley crew of travelers trapped inside a haberdashery during a blizzard.
Quentin Tarantino will not be foiled again. The Oscar-winning filmmaker and his producers at The Weinstein Company are going to extreme measures to make sure that the screenplay to The Hateful Eight — now new and improved — will not get leaked to the internet again. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tarantino and TWC are keeping the screenplay to his epic western, the first draft of which made its way to the internet last winter, under lock and key, with potential financiers forced to read it under supervision at the Weinstein’s office in Beverly Hills.
What could make Quentin Tarantino dance the red carpet? Celebrating 20 years since the Cannes premiere of his breakthrough movie, Pulp Fiction. Tarantino, along with two of Pulp’s stars, Uma Thurman and John Travolta, were on hand for a special Cannes event and beach screening of the film, prompting Tarantino to do a shimmy straight out of Jack Rabbit Slim’s. At a press conference earlier in the day, Tarantino called the Palme d’Or he received for Pulp Fiction his greatest achievement.