While his latest hit movie “Hateful Eight” is currently unstoppable at the box office worldwide, the director Quentin Tarantino has recently revealed his plans to turn this intense three-hour cinematic quarantine into a play.
The Oscar winning director spoke to The Wrap after the Golden Globes ceremony in LA on Sunday and said he was beginning preparations to adapt “Hateful Eight” to the stage.
“I’ve thought it out completely. I’m just waiting for this [awards] season to be over so I can write it,” said Tarantino. “I gotta put myself there and write it for this.”
The Mystery Aspect
However, Tarantino knew the film will be a huge hit and that the plot twist will work much better in the movie, so he was (luckily) adamant about making the movie version first.
“Harvey tried to talk me into doing it as a play first. He said – Let’s just say this out loud before we commit to doing the movie.”
“And I was like – Look, I could. But I like the mystery aspect and the mystery aspect will really only work in the movie. And I have the 70mm and I have the snow. So let me do that.”
In case you didn’t know, the whole Hateful Eight project almost never happened. Tarantino considered abandoning the project altogether when an early version of the script infamously leaked online, but he fortunately reconsidered after a live reading of the script when the story received only positive responses from fans.