Last week, Quentin Tarantino officially started production on “The Hateful Eight.” It was the dramatic conclusion to a year that saw him initially cancel the movie entirely after the script leaked, only to rebound, giving a live read of his new work-in-progress screenplay (read our review), and then returning to the project full force, with a planned release of the finished film — shot in 70mm — later this year. But what has changed in the post-Civil War set movie that tracks a group of rogues who meet and clash in haberdashery in the Old West? Well, Harvey Weinstein has a little tease.
“I’m pretty close to him, but I had to go to the house and read the last chapter and it has changed. Right now, there’s one guy who knows the ending. The one I read, he made adjustments that will shock, surprise and delight. Me, the whole cast, we’re all guessing. There’s only one guy who knows what will happen,” Weinstein told Deadline.
In case you forgot and didn’t know, the leaked versions of “The Hateful Eight” revealed the story was divided into six chapters, in what was essentially a two-act film. In our assessment of that old screenplay from a year ago, we noted “the somewhat anti-climactic nature of the finale” and figured Tarantino “would still finesse things a bit.” And it looks like he has.
So saddle up, and if you’ve read that old script, let us know your speculation about Tarantino’s new ending below.