Since he first accused Disney of strong-arming The Hateful Eight out of Los Angeles' famed Cinerama Dome back in December to make room for the studio's Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Quentin Tarantino has been relatively silent on the issue — until this week, that is, when the director again bashed the studio during an interview with the New York Daily News. After being asked whether he'd since buried the hatchet with the studio that was once the parent company of Miramax — a.k.a. the indie distributor that released Tarantino's early films to great commercial success — the filmmaker answered with an unequivocal hell no. From the Daily News story (via IndieWire):
“No, they f—ed me over,” he told us at the Costume Designers Guild Awards, where he won the award for distinguished collaborator.
“I would never work (with Disney) in any way, shape or form after what they did to me,” he added.
“They f—ed me over and I made them a lot of money for ‘Pulp Fiction,” and that really is a bad way to treat a former employee who has worked very well for them,” said Tarantino of Disney, which used to own Miramax, the company behind his hits like “Pulp Fiction” and “Kill Bill.”
Though some have questioned the accuracy of Tarantino's version of events (the director claimed on Howard Stern that the Hollywood Arclight, which owns the Dome, reneged on an agreement to screen The Hateful Eight there during the holidays under pressure from the Mouse House) it's clear Tarantino is sticking by his story. Also — not that he would have anyway — but any hope of one day seeing a Tarantino-directed Marvel movie is at this point deader than Zed.