The last word on the street about The Hateful Eight, Quentin Tarantino’s highly anticipated Western, was the dust-up between the famous Pulp Fiction director and a website famous for pulp–Gawker. Tarantino accused Gawker Media of copyright infringement when it published a leaked Hateful Eight script back in January.
But there was more–and better–news for Tarantino fans this weekend at Comic Com: Tarantino is going to make the movie. After the Gawker trouble over the winter, Tarantino seemed as if he would abandon the project–or at least put it on the back burner. Then word came this spring that the meticulous director was working on a new script. (The lawsuit about the earlier one has been dropped, BTW.) Variety reports that in answering a fan’s question about the movie, Tarantino paused before replying that, “Yeah — We’re going to be doing ‘The Hateful Eight.’” It’s going to be one of the greatest casts ever assembled–you just know it.