Quentin Tarantino launches attack against Disney
Acclaimed director Quentin Tarantino has hit out at Disney, accusing the studio of pushing his new movie 'The Hateful Eight' out of his favourite art-house cinema
Quentin Tarantino is angry at Disney for pushing his new movie 'The Hateful Eight' out of his favourite art-house cinema in Los Angeles.
The 52-year-old director is upset his period movie will not now be shown at the Cinerama Dome on Sunset Boulevard after Disney made the cinema an eye-watering offer to screen its latest blockbuster, 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', instead.
Speaking to Howard Stern's SiriusXM morning show, Tarantino said: "They've got the biggest movie in the world and we're talking about one f**king theatre. They are going out of their way to f**k me."
Cinerama had initially agreed to run the two moves back-to-back over a four-week time period, thereby giving them equal exposure.
But a source close to the situation told the New York Post newspaper that Disney issued the cinema with an ultimatum, warning that if it declined the offer of a four-week run of 'Star Wars', owner ArcLight Cinemas would be denied the right to run one of the year's most-discussed movies in its other theatres.
The outspoken director had hoped to screen his latest movie the old fashioned way, using 70mm projectors.