According to The Hollywood Reporter, Quentin Tarantino‘s next film will be a western titled The Hateful Eight.
The title appears to be reference to The Magnificent Seven, the John Sturges directed western remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai. No actual details of the plot or the cast have been confirmed, but rumours are that Tarantino is aiming to shoot the film this summer.
If The Hateful Eight materialises in the currently proposed form, it would be Tarantino’s second film in a row to continue a family of films started by Kurosawa. As we discussed at the time of its release, Tarantino’s previous film, Django Unchained can be counted as part of the family tree started by Kurosawa’s 1961 samurai film Yojimbo.
Update January 23: As Garen points out in the comments below, the script has leaked and as a result Tarantino has decided to shelve filming the project for now. Although he does contemplate publishing it. For more, see Empire.
Image: A modified Django Unchained poster.