WIRE TELEGRAM: At the very end of 2015, The Verge‘s Chris Plante made the case that the aesthetic and structure of Quentin Tarantino’s three-hour cinematic quarantine The Hateful Eight made it feel more like a play than a movie. Now it looks like that may have been the director’s intention from the very beginning. Tarantino told The Wrap recently that he plans to turn The Hateful Eight into a stage play — all he needs to do is write it.
You can’t screen a play in 70mm
Tarantino told The Wrap he plans to begin writing the play in the upcoming months, and also plans to direct. Tarantino has worked on plays before, and apparently Harvey Weinstein tried to convince him to produce the Hateful Eight script as a play in the first place. But Tarantino stuck to the movie concept, saying, “I have the 70mm and I have the snow. So let me do that,” according to The Wrap.