Hateful Eight was supposed to be Quentin Tarantino's next film, a Western in the vain of The Magnificent Seven. That's all changed now.
The highly coveted script was leaked online after the director gave it to a select few actors he had in mind for roles.
Since the script got out, Tarantino has been very vocal about who he suspects caused the leak.
Now, he's filed suit against the website Gawker.com for posting a link to download the script. In his legal complaint, he charges the site with copyright infringement and contributory copyright infringement.
His complaint also alleges that Gawker "actively solicited" readers to download the script. Gawker denies it posted the script online and only provided a link to download.
Here's just a part of the complaint:
“Gawker Media has made a business of predatory journalism, violating people’s right to make a buck. This time they’ve gone too far. Rather than merely publishing a news story reporting that Plaintiff’s screenplay may have been circulating in Hollywood without his permission, Gawker Media crossed the journalistic line by promoting itself to the public as the first source to read the entire screenplay illegally."
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