Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino is currently in the process of searching for a new worldwide distributor for his upcoming untitled ninth film. According to Variety, Paramount, Sony, and Warner Bros. are the three finalists in this most recent round of bidding. Interestingly enough, it sounds like Tarantino gave some pretty intense financial terms, as they scared away all but the three suitors.
So how did the pitches go?
Given that the film takes place in 1969, Warner Bros. went the extra mile, and when Tarantino showed up to their lot, the entrance was adorned with late 1960s vehicles. Additionally, the old-school 1969 Warner Bros. logo was on display. The conference room in which they’d met had vintage furniture and (get this) fake posters for his film.
Sony’s own presentation sounded more straightforward, with the studio chief Tom Rothman discussing all the work they’ve done in recent years to amp up their international distribution.
There was no word on how the Paramount pitch went.
This all comes following the allegations against The Weinstein Company founder Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of inappropriate sexual behavior by countless women. This left Tarantino without his frequent collaborator, and thus began the dog-and-pony show we’ve been describing.
Not much is known about this film other than that it’s set in 1969, with the Charles Manson Murders potentially playing some kind of role. Interestingly enough, despite the recent statement from Tarantino that the film wasn’t all about the murders, Variety chose to include that description of the film in the report.
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