Quentin Tarantino Finishes 9th Feature Film Script, Looking for New Studio
Tarantino looking for a new studio partner due to the Harvey Weinstein scandal
For the first time, Miramax or The Weinstein Company won’t be helping Quentin Tarantino to release a feature film. Following over 90 (90!) sexual abuse allegations levied toward Harvey Weinstein, Tarantino has decided to take his next project to another company.
Miramax or The Weinstein Company have helped Tarantino bring all eight of his previous feature films to theaters over the years. Tarantino is now setting up meetings with pretty much every other major studio outside of Disney to see who will help make his next vision become a reality.
Tarantino has stated that his next project, currently known as “#9”, has just completed its scripting stage. He’s now shopping it to the various studios to find who is the best fit to finance, market and distribute his next venture.
The project is said to revolve around the Manson Family murders of 1969. Deadline previously reported that the movie is said to have a similar feel to that of Pulp Fiction. There have been a slew of actors rumored to be attached. While nothing has been confirmed, Deadline again stated that Margot Robbie was offered the prominent role of Sharon Tate for the film.
It’s also been said that a role have been written for Tarantino’s go-to of Samuel L. Jackson. As well as there being parts for Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lawrence. However, it’s possible Lawrence was also eyed at one point for the leading role of Sharon Tate.
The budget for the project, possibly titled Helter Skelter, is said to be near the $100 million mark. That would put it in the same ballpark as Django Unchained. The plan is for Tarantino to shop the project around and make a decision on a studio in the next couple weeks. Production would then begin in 2018, with a eye towards releasing the film the following year.