An angry and "betrayed" Quentin Tarantino decided to abandon his latest film, The Hateful Eight, after a script leak earlier this week. According to Tarantino, he only gave the script to "six motherfucking people." But one of those motherfuckers gave it to someone who leaked it online.
"A breathtaking 70MM filmed (as is the whole movie) snow covered mountain range."
The script is an ensemble Western with obvious parts for Madsen and Dern, as well as Tarantino stalwarts like Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz. Jackson and Madsen would likely both play bounty hunters returning human plunder to a town called Red Rock in exchange for hefty rewards. Their characters, a former major in the Union army and a man named John Ruth, dominate the first two of the script's five chapters.
They run into a Southerner named Chris Mannix on the road, and three of them, along with their driver — a living prisoner and three dead bounties strapped to the roof — arrive at a haberdashery to take shelter from an oncoming blizzard. Yet the proprietors, Minnie, Sweet Dave and her other colleagues, are nowhere to be found. In their place are four men, a Southern general (likely Dern), an alleged hangman, a Frenchman named Bob and a cowboy named Joe Gage.
Mistrust, coffee and violence ensue.
The Wrap also notes that the script is "set almost entirely in two settings – a stagecoach and the haberdashery" and that the story is divided into five chapters: "Last Stage to Red Rock," "Son of A Gun," "Minnie's," 'The Four Pasggengers" and "Black night, White Hell."