Quentin Tarantino confirmed at Comic-Con Sunday, to a room that erupted in cheers, that the “The Hateful Eight,” a post-Civil War Western, will be a film after all.
His announcement comes after much controversy in early 2014. After Gawker leaked the script, which had only been distributed to six people, in January, Tarantino told Deadline he would no longer move forward with the film and filed a lawsuit against Gawker Media.
In the January interview, Tarantino said he was “very, very depressed” about the incident and that he suspected an agent had leaked it.
The lawsuit included damages north of $1 million and said, “Gawker Media has made a business of predatory journalism, violating people’s rights to make a buck. This time they went too far.”
Tarantino was as the Comic-Con panel for a crossover comic between “Django Unchained” and “Zorro.” He also teased that an extended version of “Kill Bill” is in the works, and that it would include animated footage cut from the original 2003 version.