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Quentin Tarantino Confirms He Will Make Film of Script Leaked by Gawker

Remember that script that Quentin Tarantino was never going to make into a movie out of pure spite since Gawker leaked a draft of it online? Well, the director admitted during a Comic-Con panel this weekend that he is going to make The Hateful Eight after all.

A smiling Tarantino answered an audience member’s question about the film on Sunday, saying, “Yes, we are going to be doing The Hateful Eight.”

As the enthusiastic applause died down, he added, “All for you, buddy. I wast going to but I kind of just decided right now.”

Earlier this year, Tarantino filed a copyright lawsuit against the media company that argued, “Gawker Media has made a business of predatory journalism, violating people‚Äôs rights to make a buck. This time, they went too far.” Since then, he decided to withdraw the lawsuit.

In April, Tarantino held a staged reading of the script, which is spiritual sequel of sorts to Django Unchained, at Los Angeles’ Theatre at the Ace Hotel with support from Film Independent. The star-studded cast included Tarantino alumni Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen and Kurt Russell along with 78-year-old Oscar nominee Bruce Dern, many of whom are expected to appear in the film.

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