The Weinstein Company has granted its star director Quentin Tarantino the power to approve who gets to buy his latest film “Hateful Eight, ” the Hollywood Reporter has revealed.
Potential buyers for the rights to the new Western who came to the American Film Market needed to deal personally with the mercurial director. One of Tarantino’s demands is that the movie only be screened in the 70 MM format.
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Tarantino is known for being very a controlling director when it comes to how his films are edited and screened. He only makes movies that he writes himself and produces and handles every aspect of their productions.
This, in part, is why the Academy Award winning screenwriter is known as one of the greatest directors of his time.
So far the potential buyers have come away empty handed. But THR says that TWC is close to making a deal for the film’s international distribution rights.
The Weinstein Company was also reportedly interested in making an international Video on Demand marketing arrangement with Netflix, but no deal was struck.
Due out in later this year, “The Hateful Eight” is a post Civil War Western set in Wyoming. The plot follows a group of strangers, including bounty hunters and former soldiers, who get caught inside a hotel during a blizzard.
It stars Samuel Jackson and Kurt Russell. Fans of Tarantino’s earlier films will be happy to see the return of actors who appeared in many of his other films like Tim Roth, Michael Madsen and James Parks.