Sony Thinking About Leaving Quentin Tarantino's Manson Movie

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Roger Friedman over at Showbiz 411 is reporting that Paramount are having “second thoughts” about producing Tarantino's Charles Manson era movie.The studio is supposedly concerned about the controversies that have surrounded Tarantino the last few weeks. Uma Thurman, interviewed by the NYT, accused the director of forcing her to do a car stunt, which left her injured with permanent chronic pain, then a 2003 interview on “The Howard Stern Show resurfaced which had Tarantino claiming that Samantha Geimer, who was raped by Roman Polanski when she was 13 years-old, “wanted to have it….she was down with this.” QT apologized for both incidents, but it was a matter of too little too late for many on social media and in the industry.
It's no doubt a risk for Sony to embark on this project, forget about QT's recent controversies, the fact that the film will have Polanski as a side character is also ridiculous and badly-timed. It also costs upwards of $100 million, and the fact that it will have to earn $375M to break even is something that should be considered here. “Django Unchained,” earned $425 million worldwide. “Inglourious Basterds,” $321 million worldwide, but Tarantino’s last movie, “The Hateful Eight,” earned a very tepid $155 million globally. I just can't see the studio moving along with this project, but who knows.

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