While the folks at Blumhouse are working on delivering their Halloween reboot in time for the original movie’s 40th Anniversary, Quentin Tarantino is aiming to premiere his as-yet-untitled 9th film on very different red-letter day. Set against the backdrop of the Manson Family’s reign of terror in the late 1960s, the film will hit theaters on August 19th, 2019: The 50th Anniversary of the Tate murders.
Tarantino has been hoping hard that Margot Robbie will play the role of Sharon Tate, with Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio circling the project. The picture is being produced by Harry Potter’s David Heyman, Tarantino, and Shannon McIntosh. Production begins next year.
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Obviously, this project is still in its infancy so anything can happen between now and then. Also, Tarantino’s reputation has taken a hit in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal after the filmmaker admitted knowledge of the disgraced mogul’s unethical actions, lamenting he didn’t do as much as he could have.
Still, chances are Tarantino’s base will rally, and with investors locked down, there’s no reason to assume the project won’t come to fruition.
On a lighter note, a follower of Birth.Movies.Death nailed the release date a month ago, predicting Tarantino would target 8/19/19, which is also a Friday. Give it up for ThisGuy01!
Turns out one of our commenters called the Tarantino release date thing a month ago. Well done, ThisGuy01! pic.twitter.com/Bes4KSlL9H
— Birth.Movies.Death. (@bmoviesd) December 1, 2017