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Thanks a Lot, D*ckweed. Depressed Over Script Leak, Tarantino Shelves His Next Film

By Cindy Davis | Pajiba Love | January 22, 2014 | Comments ()


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Dammit, dammit, dammit. Apparently Elementary creator Robert Doherty feels the need to test my Sherlock loyalty by bringing on Idris Elba and Alan Rickman in some future episode. Oh, Cumberbatch…I promise I’ll always stay true to your wiggly-toed creature. (Digital Spy)

Guess who else wants in on Sherlock Holmes? Sir Ian McKellen—and I dare anyone to stand in the way. He’ll play the detective at age 90 in Bill Condon’s (Gods and Monsters, Chicago, The Fifth Estate) adaptation of A Slight Trick of the Mind. (Ian McKellen)

Actual Sir Ian Arse:

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Prince Harry likes to build “castellated” latrines, tell rude jokes and drink champagne from prosthetic legs…at least if you believe everything The Wire’s Dominic West says (and you know how that goes). (Dlisted)

Who fans, next time you host family game night, instead of Cards Against Humanity, you can whip out Cards Against Gallifrey…that is if you really want to think about Tom Baker (who just turned 80) in only a scarf. (io9)

Speaking of…today we wish a Happy Birthday to the War Doctor himself—John Hurt. Happy 74th! (DListed)

Game of Thrones’ Kit Harrington stars in Paul W.S. Anderson’s upcoming Pompeii, so he did a little Vanity Fair photo shoot. But is it cheesy or hot? (Hint: total Limburger). (Celebitchy)

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Here we are sitting around—still waiting for those cool Fifth Element flying cars, and Bruce Willis is on to his next futuristic thriller, Vice. Described as “Westworld-meets-Grand Theft Auto, Willis will play a fantasy resort owner who employs synthetic beings to satisfy wealthy patrons’ every desire; as any Yul Brynner fan knows, you can’t keep a good gunslinger down. (Hollywood Reporter)

Arnold is having a nice little resurgence this week. The Governator followed up his Reddit AMA with an undercover visit to Gold’s Gym. (via Uproxx)

Uh, you people in the snowy places—be careful! And if you build a fort, make sure your kid knows how to dial 911. (Neatorama)

What? You haven’t seen Top Secret? But…hot Val singing and dancing! Kick yourself and go watch it right now. (Unreality)

Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight—which might have starred Christoph Waltz, Bruce Dern, Michael Madsen and Tim Roth—is a wrap. The director is “very, very depressed” after he gave out the script to only “six motherfucking people” (three of whom were Dern, Madsen and Roth), and it was almost immediately leaked. Suspecting one of the actors’ agents, Tarantino says he’s considering publishing the work, but will not make the film next. Thanks a lot, you dickheads; how long am I going to have to wait to hear Waltz making music with great dialogue now? (Deadline)

Dustin wonders Which Of These 5 Women Should Play The ‘Highly Sexual’ Lead In Amazon’s TV Remake Of ‘Barbarella’? (Warming Glow)

Loosely based on Pellegrino Turri’s invention of the typewriter, The Blind Contessa’s New Machine by Carey Wallace doesn’t quite live up to its premise. Sara_Tonin00 checks out this work of historical fiction for us, and deemed it "misty and poetic" but lacking substance. Oh well, cross that one off the list! (Cannonball Read)


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  • John W

    "Wait they're making a %$#@! Barbarella show! WTF!??"
    Wonder Woman.

  • DarthCorleone

    What's the extent of the Hateful Eight script leak? I'm not seeing it going viral online anywhere. And when Basterds was on the Internet, I didn't even read it, because I wanted to watch the movie without the preconceptions of just the screenplay. Just seems odd for Tarantino to react this way when he even says himself he doesn't mind his scripts getting out later in the process.

  • It's all in the linked article, but my interpretation is that he's pissed because a) it happened so early, and b) he only gave it to six people he trusted. He seems to feel like the actors' agencies are dirty jerks.

    So who could have done this? “I gave it to one of the producers on Django Unchained,Reggie Hudlin, and he let an agent come to his house and read it,” Tarantino said. “That’s a betrayal, but not crippling because the agent didn’t end up with the script. There is an ugly maliciousness to the rest of it. I gave it to three actors: Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, Tim Roth. The one I know didn’t do this is Tim Roth. One of the others let their agent read it, and that agent has now passed it on to everyone in Hollywood. I don’t know how these fucking agents work, but I’m not making this next. I’m going to publish it, and that’s it for now. I give it out to six people, and if I can’t trust them to that degree, then I have no desire to make it. I’ll publish it. I’m done. I’ll move on to the next thing. I’ve got 10 more where that came from.”

  • DarthCorleone

    Obviously I've been Googling like mad trying to find it. Unfortunately the first several hundred matches are just news of the leak - not evidence of the leak itself.

  • DarthCorleone

    Right, but...
    a) If it's not out in cyberspace, what does it matter how early or late the leak is? How does it affect the integrity of his movie?
    b) Why doesn't he just figure it out among those six people? Is the public rant an effort to do exactly that?

    It just seems odd. If the leak doesn't produce the script on the web in the next 24 hours, the outrage smells like a publicity stunt to me. Or Quentin is being a little irrational and overreacting, which is certainly possible.

  • I have mixed feelings. He freely admits he knows the script will leak, but I think it caught him off guard that people would pass it around that fast. I guess his agent got calls suggesting people for parts already. It must take one aback, you know?

    Is he throwing a tantrum about it? Maybe. Does he have a right to expect some privacy at such an early stage? Maybe. If you've spent a long time writing something and you just finish it, and give it to a few people, wouldn't you feel upset that someone just started passing it around?

  • DarthCorleone

    Fair enough. On principle it would be upsetting, but I don't see the rational reason for then deciding not to make the movie. A leak's not really a "leak" if no one outside of a few assistants at CAA have seen the script, and at this point there's no evidence otherwise. If anything, announcing it to the world creates a demand for the script to escape confidentiality that wasn't there in the first place.

  • QT scrapped a movie because the script leaked? Has he been in 1985 for a while and unable to get back due to a problem with his time machine? Since when does a leaked script cause a temper tantrum? Leaked scripts for many movies and tv shows are widely available, they are called "books". I don't see David Fincher freaking out about people learning the ending to "Gone Girl". Grow a pair, man.

  • gutpunchprod

    Absolutely goddamn right!

  • TheOtherGreg

    I think Gawker got it right:

    http://defamer.gawker.com/quen...

  • Goddamnit, Hudlin, stop fucking stuff up! First Black Panther, now messing up Tarantino? Jeez, man!

  • Maya

    I'm just going to go ahead and say it: Elementary is a damn good show, in some ways maybe even superior to Sherlock. *ducks*

    http://www.avclub.com/article/...

  • rio

    Elementary has far better respect of characters and of course better character development, has better narrative focus, and it's also not misogynist and slightly racist, and manage to up-moriarty Sherlock's Moriarty and up-adler Sherlock's Irene Adler, but I don't know, Sherlock is just more fun?

  • TheOtherGreg

    They're both highly enjoyable, though in different ways. Sherlock is sometimes a bit too ... self aware?

  • Mrs. Julien

    It does wallow in its meta, doesn't it? They ought to be careful, it's a slip from there to camp.

  • Mrs. Julien

    at least if you believe everything The Wire’s Dominic West says

    The fuck did he do?

  • Referencing McNulty...

  • Mrs. Julien

    I thought I was, too. This is why I should always double-check my comments.

  • It's an unrecognisable reference unless you do it in the same bewildering accent that West employed. 'Da fuh-ak did I doe?!'

  • emmalita

    I love those underpants. That is all.

  • ed newman

    Please tell me that Verne Troyer has signed on for Vice.

  • Tinkerville

    Quentin really needs to start using the Tyrion Lannister approach. Change one word in each screenplay you give out, you'll immediately know who leaked it.

    I know he's a bit of a drama queen but I don't blame him for being royally pissed off.

  • rio

    I read the script for a slight trick of the mind and oh my god I loved it so much!!!! I'm so so so so exited for this movie, it's going to break all of your hearts and swim in a pool made of your tears but i promise it's all worth it. Seriously i remember reading all this scripts at this company and only this and 12 years a slave I thought deserved, wait, NEEDED to be made. (ok course I feel vindicated now, but i'd feel more vindicated if the studio had actually hired me). I also read the tupac biopic which was written by two 60 years old white men. As you can all imagine, it was great.

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