Quentin Tarantino told the audience at the San Diego Comic-Con about his latest upcoming movie; The Hateful Eight, which will feature the first western score in 40 years by Spaghetti Western composer Ennio Morricone and a possible Kill Bill Volume 3.
With Tarantino’s latest movie Morricone is returning to the Spaghetti Western genre for the first time in four decades. Morricone previously produced legendary scores for Western classics like The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Once Upon a Time in the West and My Name is Nobody.
Tarantino's Kill Bill: Volume 1, Kill Bill: Volume 2 and Death Proof featured Morricone's music.
The panel also featured seven minutes of new footage from The Hateful Eight.
At the Q & A session Tarantino said he and Uma Thurman were both interested in a new Kill Bill film and said “Never say never when it comes to Kill Bill: Volume 3.”
Tarantino then added “Uma and I have talked about it. We both really want to do it. We just have to wait for Vernita’s daughter to get old enough to want to kill her.”
He also told the audience that The Hateful Eight will premiere in a super-wide 70mm “road show” version in cinemas on Christmas Day.
In a video message recorded specially for the crowd at the conference room, actor Samuel L Jackson said “The special screenings will try to recall a time when films came with a musical overture, an intermission, a road show, and they also gave you a program as with classics like Gone With the Wind and Ben-Hur.”
Tarantino also spoke about the leak of the film’s script, which risked the production of his movie.
He said “What pissed me off about what happened with the leak is that normally I finish off a script and I’m done with it and I’m ready to go into production and this one I wanted to do three drafts. There were plot threads I hadn’t tied up yet.”
He added “But even though I yelled and screamed about it, I still kept on doing what I wanted to do.”
Tarantino then revealed that he had attended Comic-Con not only when he was a child, but more recently in a Mexican wrestler’s mask so he wouldn’t be recognised.
He said “I came here two years ago. I wore a mask so nobody knew who I was, and I filled in a bunch of holes in my collection. I was walking around in a Lucha Libre mask. If you see Blue Lightning, it might be me.”
He added “I remember the days when I used to come here in ‘88, ‘89, and ‘90, and July was the most important time of the year. I made 10K from my minimum-wage job and you’d just save all year. I’d share a room with five other guys and I’d buy lunch boxes – the old Man From Uncle lunchbox, with art by Jack Davis.”
The Hateful Eight, which stars Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Dern, arrives this Christmas.