In January 2014, the script for Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight leaked, and Tarantino vowed he wouldn't make the film. Then, he decided to host a staged reading of the script since he wasn't going to make the film. Now, just shy of two years from the script leak, the film is set to arrive "in Glorious 70mm" in roadshow format in select cities and a slightly shorter digital format for the masses.
In anticipation of its release, The Weinstein Company has officially released the final script for The Hateful Eight, so you can now legitimately download a copy of the script. Even before the film's release. Here's the trailer for the film:
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There's certainly more than a little irony in releasing the official screenplay for The Hateful Eight before its Christmas Day debut, and if you're like me, you avoided the leaked script (because that was f*cked up) and you're going to wait to read this version of the script until after you get to enjoy the movie on the big screen. Hopefully on film in 70mm. But in the meantime, I recommend downloading it before it disappears so you have it when you're ready to read it.
Here's a link to the screenplay, thanks to The Weinstein Company:
If you missed our earlier posts about screenplays available for free, legal download this awards season, check them out here. Titles include:
- Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
- Mistress America
- Far from the Madding Crowd
- Bridge of Spies
- Inside Out
- Woman in Gold
- The Diary of a Teenage Girl
- Infinitely Polar Bear
- The Lady in the Van
- Son of Saul
- Testament of Youth
- Ex Machina
- The End of the Tour
- While We're Young
- Mississippi Grind
- Slow West
- Straight Outta Compton
As always, please use these screenplays for educational purposes only, and don't wait to download the scripts as we never know when the distributors will take them off the Internet.
We'll post more screenplay links as they become available, so keep checking back.