– by Joseph Jammer Medina

When last we heard, Tarantino was ready to let all the major studios kiss his ring during the process of looking for a new film distributor to partner with. Now, Deadline is giving us a slight update on that front.

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For starters, the movie is being referred to as #9, as this marks the filmmakers ninth feature. This week, Tarantino is allowing all major studios (except Disney, due to rating concerns) to read the screenplay for his new film. This comes after the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, who has worked with Tarantino in the past to release all his other films, either under his Miramax or The Weinstein Company banners. Tarantino is restricting his search to the major studios, because he wants whoever they go with to have worldwide reach.

As previously reported, his new flick is set to revolve around the Charles Manson murders. Also noteworthy is the fact, like his other semi-historical film, Inglourious Basterds, this film will only have Manson in a couple key scenes — so don’t expect to follow this guy around for two and a half hours.

Tarantino has reportedly written roles for Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Samuel L. Jackson, and conversations have even been had with the actors, but as of right now, no actual commitments have been made to the film.

The film is thought to have wide market appeal, and is being compared to his 1990s hit, Pulp Fiction. The film will carry a budget close to that of Django Unchained (around $100 million), and the production is shooting for a mid-2018 start date for a 2019 release.

Expect to hear regarding hard deals from studios in the next couple weeks.

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SOURCE: Deadline

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.