Quentin Tarantino Speaks Out Against Disney After His Film Gets Shelved For ‘Star Wars’
Director Quentin Tarantino is in the middle of a press tour for his upcoming flick, The Hateful Eight and on Wednesday morning, he paid a visit to The Howard Stern Show – one of Sirius Radio’s popular layovers – but things got quite heated when the subject of Star Wars reared its galactic head. The man responsible for the cult classic Pulp Fiction didn’t hold back when expressing his disdain for Disney – the studio responsible for the most talked about film in recent memory.
Tarantino didn’t hold back when explaining how Disney bamboozled him out of a deal he had made with Hollywood’s Arclight theater. Apparently The Force is quite strong with the mother of all franchises because it managed to send The Hateful Eight to a galaxy far, far, away in order to ensure that The Force Awakens enjoys a full run through the holiday season.
Tarantino lividly called out the studio for their “bullying” tactics especially since it had already been decided that his film would also be granted the courtesy of showing at the renowned Cinerama Dome on Christmas Day.
“We were gonna play at the Cinerama Dome on the 25th. We were gonna open there and play there exclusively for two weeks. And Star Wars was gonna play the two weeks before us”. “And grew up in Los Angeles, so I think of the Cinerama Dome as a real big deal and imagine seeing it the Cinerama Dome. So the thing about it was, Disney, who owns Star Wars, decided ‘well, you know what? Maybe we wanna play throughout the entire holiday season.’ So we’re gonna go to the Cinerama Dome and say they can’t honor their contract with us to show The Hateful Eight’,
It sounds like Tarantino was no match for the machine behind the most anticipated movie since Gone With The Wind. The excitement behind the latest The Force Awakens is beyond compare but if what the revered filmmaker says is true – we have to concur that he was in fact unceremoniously dumped.
There’s a lot more of the conversation between Tarantino and Howard Stern – to get the full action – click here.