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Tarantino confirms Hateful Eight

Published 28/07/2014 | 14:04

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Quentin Tarantino will work on The Hateful Eight film

Quentin Tarantino has confirmed he will make The Hateful Eight, thanks to the support he's received from fans.

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There had been some doubt about about the Western's future when the Oscar-winning Django Unchained director abandoned the project because the script was leaked online. But he has since changed his mind.

"Yes, we are going to be doing The Hateful Eight. All for you. We weren't sure about it but I just decided just now," he confirmed at San Diego's Comic-Con, to a huge round of applause.

Kurt Russell previously teased he would be starring in the film.

Quentin - who earned the second biggest standing ovation at Comic-Con - also teased about working on an extended cut of Kill Bill, that would include previously unseen animated footage cut out of the original 2003 film.

The 51-year-old filmmaker was at the pop-culture convention to discuss his Django Unchained-Zorro crossover comic book, to be released in November.

"I loved this idea, not only because I like western comics in general, but I also loved Zorro in all his iterations, whether it was the Disney series or the William Witney films. I thought it was a great idea of taking the most famous, fictional Mexican western hero and putting him together with the newer, famous black western hero," he said.

"I don't want to make a ton of Django movies, so this offered me a chance to keep control of the mythology, but to tell different stories," he added.

Quentin admitted that Jamie Foxx, who played Django in the film, is already up for doing a movie version of the comic alongside Antonio Banderas, who played the swashbuckling hero.

He said: "He thought it was a fantastic idea. He was like: 'Can we make a movie of this? I'm their man. Let's get Antonio. Let's do this'," adding: "God knows Banderas will be old enough if we make the movie!"

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