Tarantino hates Disney…
Quentin was (and probably still is) deeply hooked into his distaste for Disney after they f-ed (not literally) him over when he released The Hateful Eight.
LETS’s TRAVEL BACK TO 2015…
Quentin Tarantino was prepared to release his western epic The Hateful Eight which was explicitly shot at 70mm. A format that hadn’t been used in decades that would give his western a unique look. The format was the centerpiece of the films’ roadshow where the movie was shown in a handful of theaters in a longer version that included an intermission and a program. Many theaters needed to have projection equipment brought in in order to show the film in 70mm
But one of the theaters that already had the projector needed was the famous Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles. According to Tarantino, this was one of the theaters whereThe Hateful Eightwas going to run in 70mm, The details of the agreement with the Arclight people were as follows;The Hateful Eightwould play at the theater approximately two weeks after the release ofStar Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens. This would allow the Disney-owned franchise some room to play at the cinema beforeThe Hateful Eightarrived.
But this did not go in Quentin’s Way
According to Quentin, Disney phoned up the people at Arclight and threatened to pullStar Warsfrom ALL of their theaters nationwide if they didn’t drop Quentin andThe Hateful Eightfrom that one screen.
Essentially, they demanded that Arclight break their legally binding contract with the director
Disney didn’t only threaten to pullStar Warsfrom the Cinerama Dome… they threatened to pull it from every single American theater Arclight owns… To give you some perspective, that’s 300 theaters in California alone.“It’s vindictive, it’s mean and it’s extortion,” said the director…
Appearing on The Howard Stern Show, Tarantino said Disney were “going out of their way to f me”.
Months after this whole ordeal,The New York Daily Newsasked Tarantino if he had made peace with Disney. This is when he promised that he would never work with them again. For those who don’t know, Quentin’s classic,Pulp Fiction, was produced by Miramax which was once owned by Disney.
Quentin again explained his anger with more context this time: “No, they f***ed me over. I would never work (with Disney) in any way, shape, or form after what they did to me. They f***ed me over, and I made them a lot of money forPulp Fiction, and that really is a bad way to treat a former employee who has worked very well for them”
This is digusting from Disney….