Quentin Tarantino to Adapt The Hateful Eight Into a Play, Theaters Hopefully to Institute 3-Row Splash Zone

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Bring a poncho and wear clothes you don’t mind getting soaking wet and stained: Quentin Tarantino is bringing The Hateful Eight to the stage. “I’ve thought it out completely. I’m just waiting for this [awards] season to be over so I can write it,” the director told The Wrap’s Sharon Waxman after the Golden Globes. According to the director, Harvey Weinstein initially suggested he try out Hateful Eight as a theatrical production instead of a film. (Back in 2014, Tarantino held a staged reading of the script after an early draft leaked.) Said Tarantino, “Harvey actually — he tried to talk me into doing it as a play first. He said, ‘Let’s just say this out loud before we commit to doing the movie.’ And I was like, ‘Look, I could. But I like the mystery aspect and the mystery aspect will really only work in the movie. And I have the 70mm and I have the snow. So let me do that.’” Well, hey. An EGOT is still an EGOT even if it’s soaked in gallons upon gallons of fake blood.

Tarantino to Adapt Hateful Eight Into a Play