If anyone has the balls to pass along a PDF of Quentin Tarantino’s “not so much Manson as 1969” script, you know how to get in touch. I managed to snag a copy of The Hateful Eight, you’ll recall. A friend: “Been told by two studio sources that execs had to physically go to the WME office to read the script. I highly doubt it’s out there.”
Most clarifying description yet, from Deadline‘s Michael Fleming: “There has been a lot of press that the script focuses on Charles Manson and the murder spree he orchestrated, but I’m told that is akin to calling Inglourious Basterds a movie about Adolf Hitler, when the Nazi leader was only in a scene or two.
“The film will be set in Los Angeles and begin production in mid-2018 for a 2019 release, and it will be an R-rated film, like all Tarantino’s directing efforts. Those who’ve read it said the script has heart and a strong commercial appeal, and if there is a film of Tarantino’s it can be best compared to, it would be Pulp Fiction, which also was set in Los Angeles. The film will carry a budget in the range of Django Unchained.”