[UPDATE: December 4, 2017 5:30 a.m.] Quentin Tarantino’s new Manson era film has an official release date. Variety reports that the filmmaker’s latest project will release on August 9, 2019 — the 50th anniversary of the day the Manson family carried out the LaBianca murders and the day after Sharon Tate was killed.
Quentin Tarantino’s latest movie hasn’t even been shot yet, but that hasn’t stopped the first plot speculation being revealed.
Rumors have circulated that Tarantino’s movie will focus on Charles Manson and the 1969 murders carried out by his followers in California, however, according to reports, the film is not directly about the Manson Murders.
Vanity Fair summed it up as: “Set in Los Angeles in the summer of 1969, Tarantino’s upcoming movie, according to a source who read the script, focuses on a male TV actor who’s had one hit series and is looking for a way to get into the film business. His sidekick — who’s also his stunt double — is looking for the same thing. The horrific murder of Sharon Tate and four of her friends by Charles Manson’s cult of followers serves as a backdrop to the main story.”
If reports are to be believed, Margot Robbie has apparently been approached for the role of the murdered actress Sharon Tate, but just like Inglorious Basterds wasn’t really a film about Hitler, Tarantino’s movie won’t really be a movie about Manson.
Filming is set to start in June of next year ahead of a 2019 release.
In other movie news, the trailer to the highly-anticipated sequel to The Incredibles is here after 13 years.
- Source: NME
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