Quentin Tarantino tackling the Manson Family Murders for his next movie.

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  1. MorallySound

    MorallySound Mad Mutilator

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    Source: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/he...ing-new-movie-tackling-manson-murders-1020165

    "Quentin Tarantino is quietly starting to put together his latest project, and is talking to A-list actors for what is promising to be a unique take on the Manson Family murders.

    The project, whose title is unknown, was written by Tarantino, who would also direct. Harvey and Bob Weinstein, who have produced and executive produced the previous Tarantino films, are involved, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.

    WME is said to be in the early stages of shopping the project to studios to co-finance and co-distribute the venture. The move apes the way Tarantino and the Weinsteins made the filmmaker’s 2009 movie Inglourious Basterds, which had Universal Studios as a financial and distributing partner.

    Sources say that Tarantino is putting the finishing touches on the script and that Brad Pitt, who worked with the filmmaker on Basterds, and Jennifer Lawrence have been approached. Studios could receive the package after Labor Day, according to one source. The plan is to shoot in 2018, possibly in the summer.

    Script details are fuzzy but one of the stories centers on Sharon Tate, the actress and wife of director Roman Polanski who was murdered by Manson and his followers in 1969.

    Manson had ordered a group of his followers to attack the inhabitants of a house in the Benedict Canyon part of Los Angeles, believing it was owned by a record producer who earlier had rejected him.

    Over the course of several hours on the night of Aug. 8, the four followers, using guns and knives, brutally killed Tate, who was eight months pregnant, and four other occupants.

    In 1971, Manson and certain members of his crew were sentenced to life imprisonment for these and several other murders committed that summer.

    If the Manson-Tate project does become Tarantino’s next film, it becomes unique in that it will be his first movie to be based on true events. Tarantino has molded his career into taking his favorite genres such as crime, Westerns and blaxploitation and elevating them to A-list status while also paying homage to them.

    He also has proven to be able to create strong and memorable female roles, from the title character in Jackie Brown to the Bride in Kill Bill to the female characters on display in Death Proof.

    Tate could be the latest to join that list.

    Any actor involvement is on the early side, and one insider said that Lawrence is not considering the Tate role.

    WME had no comment."
     
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    On whole I have been quite supportive of Tarantino's work but on the face of it I can't say I'm looking forward to this. The Tate/Labianca murders where a sad and tragic event and there are still people living who were related to the victims. I fully understand that this is not in the least uncommon when it comes to "true crime" films and I don't doubt that QT could make an effective film about the events. At first blush though I just think it might be a film I don't want to see. Just a personal opinion.
     
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    I'm a huge Tarantino fan, but I don't believe a word he says (or more accurately, what some entertainment magazine/show/blog says) until he begins shooting. I have no doubt in my mind that he always has half a dozen or more projects he's "working on" and that half the shit that gets reported as his "next project" is just something he said off the cuff.
     
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    Myron Breck BOO!!! Gotcha!

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    I agree with both Erick and Paff: I'll believe it when I see it, and it sounds kind of depressing to tackle such a notorious, real-life case. Then again, QT just might have a "serious" movie inside him that he wants to get out before his self-imposed retirement.
     
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    X-human I ate my keys

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    Basically. Rumor mill is quick to pickup and run with these things, Pitt and Lawrence may be nowhere near what QT's may have planned. And hell, he may not have even said a single thing about Manson and someone just dreamed the whole thing up.

    But seeing QT resort to stringing together some exploitation cliches and gluing it all together with the N-word just doesn't do it for me anymore. Just reeks of "because I can" not "because I should." I checked out after Basterds was not nearly half the film of the original (while coming out longer). And I've since shown the original to quite a few people and they've all said, "Yes, THAT'S what QT should have done!"

    But I don't have much interest in a Manson film anyways as I've always stayed away from all the movies. It was a fucked up thing and I'm not convinced it can be done with dignity because there was nothing dignified about it. It was an entirely senseless event.
     
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    How many films & television productions have there been about the Manson Family? Just seems like an overdone concept to revisit. I would prefer Tarantino pursues something else.
     
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    oh, you should watch An American Crime. Very harsh depiction of the events, and a movie you'll never want to see again.
     
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    I would believe this more if it said "Rob Zombie to make film about Manson murders..."
     
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    http://deadline.com/2018/02/quentin...rio-once-upon-a-time-in-hollywood-1202306448/

    Quentin Tarantino Taps Brad Pitt To Join Leonardo DiCaprio In ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’

    Quentin Tarantino has set Brad Pitt to star with Leonardo DiCaprio in his upcoming film, and the filmmaker has chosen a title. Tarantino’s ninth film is Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Pic is set for August 9, 2019 release worldwide. Per Sony, Tarantino describes the film as “a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor…Sharon Tate.”

    It wasn’t clear if Tarantino was providing an homage to Sergio Leone and his films Once Upon A Time In America and Once Upon A Time In The West, but it sounds like it. Tarantino’s pal Robert Rodriguez has used the term for his film Once Upon A Time In Mexico. Sony Pictures acquired the film after Tarantino was forced to pull it away from The Weinstein Company because of the company’s woes.

    As Deadline broke last year, Tarantino has asked Oscar-nominated I, Tonya star Margot Robbie to play Tate, who was murdered by Charles Manson’s crazy cult members.

    Tarantino had been talking to both DiCaprio and Pitt, as well as Tom Cruise for those two key roles. Just as he reteamed with DiCaprio after Django Unchained, Tarantino reunites with Pitt after the WWII pic Inglourious Basterds, which got eight Oscar noms. Pitt just finished the James Gray-directed Ad Astra.

    Said Tarantino: “I’ve been working on this script for five years, as well as living in Los Angeles County most of my life, including in 1969, when I was seven years old. I’m very excited to tell this story of an LA and a Hollywood that don’t exist anymore. And I couldn’t be happier about the dynamic teaming of DiCaprio & Pitt as Rick & Cliff.”
     
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    That's a helluva casting announcement.
     
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    So his new film is no longer about the Manson murders then? I assume that was just a rumor?
     
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    I read months ago (can't remember the source) that this movie would be similar in setup to Pulp Fiction in that there would be three connected stories in which the characters weave in & out of. The primary theme is that the film would be about Los Angeles in 1969. The fact that DiCaprio's character is neighbors with Sharon Tate, certainly lines up for the Manson Family murders in probably one of the stories. FYI: Sharon Tate and four others were murdered on August 9th, 1969. Tarantino's film is scheduled to be released 50 years to the very day on August 9th, 2019.
     
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    Ah, that makes more sense then. I obviously didn't know who Sharon Tate was :p
     
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    Whoa really??? She wasn’t in many movies but she’s probably one of the most famous actresses who ever lived simply because of the Manson murders (they’re often referred to as the “Tate murders”) - they also killed Abigail Folger that night, the heiress to the Folgers coffee fortune.

    I read Helter Skelter (written by the chief prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi) a couple summers back. How everything unfolded and how they were all eventually caught is pretty fascinating.

    ~Matt
     
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    Yeah I don't follow a lot of these type of things. I do find these murder stories quite interesting too when I end up sitting down and watching doco, tv show or movie about them!
     

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