The only thing certain about Quentin Tarantino’s ninth movie — currently known as #9 — is that there will be blood.
“While this untitled project was previously believed to center on the Charles Manson family murders, it was revealed … that the Manson murders won’t be the primary focus of the movie,” said movieweb.com. “The movie itself is said to center on the entire year of 1969, although the rumors that Margot Robbie is being eyed to play actress Sharon Tate is seemingly true.”
Also on the star-recruitment charts are Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Cruise, the site said.
Another mystery is who will make the movie — with Tarantino having flown The Weinstein Company (formerly Miramax) coop.
“It has already launched a bidding war between every major studio, with the sole exception of Disney, along with multiple financiers and ‘mini-major’ studios seeking this project,” writes Brian Gallagher.
“Among the other suitors, 20th Century Fox is said to be the least aggressive bidders, which is likely due to the potential merger talks with Disney, but Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures and Paramount Pictures are still in the mix, along with Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures and Lionsgate.”
Movieweb, citing Deadline, added: “The production is being eyed to start in mid-2018 for a 2019 release and, just like all of Quentin Tarantino’s other movies, this will be an R-rated release.
“Insiders who have read the script says it has strong commercial appeal and plenty of heart, with many likening it to ‘Pulp Fiction.’”
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