Apr 22, 2014 11:14AM

Scrapped Tarantino Flick 'Hateful Eight' To Be Resurrected

Gentlemen you had my curiosity, but now you have my attention.

On Saturday in Los Angeles Quentin Tarantino directed a staged reading of his screenplay for The Hateful Eight, the confederacy-era western the director discarded after its script was publicly leaked. Tickets for the live read were $200 but more than likely worth the cost of admission to see Tarantino movie regulars like Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth, Bruce Dern, Kurt Russell, Michael Madsen and James Remar turn out a three-and-a-half hour show under the live direction of Tarantino himself.

Reviews of the once-off performance were enthusiastic across the board ('The Hateful Eight is raw, ragged, raucous, riveting') and - fortunately for the majority of us who weren't in attendance - Tarantino revealed that the big screen version of The Hateful Eight is back on the table.

According to Deadline, as the director introduced the performance he told guests, 'I'm working on a second draft and I will do a third draft, but we're reading from the first draft... The Chapter 5 here will not be the Chapter 5 later, so this will be the only time it is seen ever."

Watch this space for more. Until then here's an unrelated and completely gratuitous gif of a lick of dialogue from the Tarantino pantheon.