Quentin Tarantino's off-again, on-again project The Hateful Eight now has a broad release date of 2015. Paired with this news is a poster of a wagon, horses, and a lot of blood. Tarantino, a big proponent of celluloid film, will be shooting The Hateful Eight on 70mm Super Cinemascope. Which should make for a beautiful film, but a more challenging production compared to shooting 35mm. Because of the larger format, the cameras are more cumbersome, heavy, and loud.
We also got an update on Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair. If you're not familiar, Kill Bill was originally screened at Cannes as a single film and fans have been wanting to see the unified cut. An interesting development will now make the complete Kill Bill even longer than the version seen at Cannes.
Tommy Cook from Collider reports:
COOK: What’s the status on Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair?
TARANTINO: What’s going on with that is originally back when Kill Bill was going to be one movie, I wrote an even longer anime sequence. So you see in the movie [O-Ren] kill her boss but then there was that long hair guy… The big sequence was her fighting that guy. I.G. [The Japanese Anime Studio] who did Ghost in the Shell said we can’t do that and finish it in time for your thing. And [plus] you can’t have a thirty-minute piece in your movie. I said – ‘ok’. It was my favorite part but it was the part you could drop. So we dropped it and then later when I.G. heard we were talking about doing Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair — they still had the script so without even being commissioned, they just did it and paid for it themselves. It’s really terrific. Anyway – The Weinstein Company and myself were talking about actually coming out with it sometime, not before the year is out, but within the next year with limited theatrical engagement as well.
Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair is finally coming, but still no word on an official release date.