Quentin Tarantino's new script is finished and it is called The Hateful Eight, as Deadline is reporting.
Back in November 2013, Tarantino visited The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and revealed he was working on a new western but definitely not a sequel to Django Unchained. Now the 50-year-old writer/director has his first draft ready to share with a bunch of actors he wants on board for the project.
The word is The Hateful Eight will mark the third collaboration between Tarantino and Christoph Waltz, after Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained. Tarantino wrote Django's Dr. King Schultz specifically for Waltz and now it seems to be the exact same situation.
The other actor that might be reading The Hateful Eight soon is Bruce Dern, who's currently getting a lot of praise for his performance in Alexander Payne's Nebraska. Tarantino recently paid tribute to Dern at AFI Fest, where he called him "an acting national treasure", while Dern himself considers Tarantino as one of the six genius directors he has worked with (Dern had a small role in Django Unchained as the owner of the Carrucan plantation).
According to the Hollywood Reporter, some sources indicate that Tarantino expects to shoot The Hateful Eight next summer but everything is yet to be confirmed.