Quentin Tarantino has just completed the script for his ninth film, and the premise, obviously, looks fascinating.
In true Tarantino fashion, the 54-year-old Hollywood veteran isn’t shying away from the darker aspects of life and his new film is thought to include the infamous Manson Family murders.
The script – currently referred to as #9 – is now being read by all major studios except for Disney.
After this, Tarantino will settle a deal with which theatrical studio he would like to distribute his film.
Like Pulp Fiction before, #9 will be set in Los Angeles, however the events here will take place in the late 1960s to early 1970s.
Although originally reported that the film would be centred around the Manson Family murders, a source advised Deadline the film will be similar to Pulp Fiction in style, with the murders being just one plot thread in a series of stories.
The notorious Manson Family murders took place in California in 1969. Members of the ‘hippy’ Family invaded the home of Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski, under the direction of cult leader Charles Manson.
Five people were murdered during the home invasion, including Sharon, who was pregnant at the time.
Manson Family member Dianne Lake has recently spoken up about her time in the cult – which she joined at the age of 14 – making the following statement to Cosmopolitan:
I’m sure he [Manson] was angry and disappointed and felt disenfranchised.
It was just the perfect storm and he already had this mindset…that there was this race war coming and that we were going to go to the desert.
And that’s why he wanted to make the record — not because he wanted to be a rock star but because he wanted money that would help fund the stay in the desert.
Casting commitments have yet to be made, however Deadline have reported the role of Sharon Tate may be given to The Wolf of Wall Street actress Margot Robbie.
Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson have all been in conversation with the iconic director in regards to this upcoming film, giving further clues as to casting decisions, though none have been confirmed.
Twitter has started reacting to the news:
Yes! She would be amazing as Sharon Tate
— deb (@Bananaslama1990) November 2, 2017
— Sheldon Cooper, PHD (@Die_Wil_Wheaton) November 2, 2017
Quentin Tarantino produces outstanding movies
— Kyle Lyra (@KyleLyra) October 31, 2017
A studio deal is expected to be completed within the next fortnight, with hard conversations taking place next week.
After collaborating for many years with disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein, this will be Tarantino’s first film to be produced without Miramax or The Weinstein Company’s involvement.
After numerous sexual harassment and assault allegations were made against Weinstein, Tarantino broke away from the companies.
According to The New York Times, he gave the following admission regarding his knowledge of the alleged incidents:
I knew enough to do more than I did.
There was more to it than just the normal rumors, the normal gossip. It wasn’t secondhand. I knew he did a couple of these things.
Quentin Tarantino loves grindhouse rape revenge movies but Mira Sorvino and Daryl Hannah both told him about Weinstein and he did nothing
— Molly Lambert (@mollylambert) October 28, 2017
The Reservoir Dogs director spoke about his guilt for not having done enough and for continuing to work with Weinstein:
I wish I had taken responsibility for what I heard.
If I had done the work I should have done then, I would have had to not work with him.
Filming is expected to begin mid-2018 with the film being released during 2019. So we still have a bit of a wait until we see the finished result…