Quentin Tarantino has found a new studio to produce his work. After a tough bidding competition between Warner Bros., Paramount, and Sony, Sony has officially purchased the rights to Tarantino’s new film about Charles Manson and the murders he committed, according to Variety. Before the final three studios, a whole host of suitors were interested in purchasing the rights to the acclaimed director’s new film, but problems with the high budget and extremely controversial subject matter scared off many of the studios, not being able to see how they could make a profit.
This will mark the first film for Tarantino under a different production company. Previously, every single film was produced by one of Harvey Weinstein’s companies, but because of the recent allegations toward Weinstein and his subsequent firing from his companies, Tarantino had decided to work with a new studio for his upcoming film.
Tarantino’s last film, The Hateful Eight, was fairly mediocre at the box office, making only $155 million globally on a $44 million budget. The two films before, Django Unchained and Inglourious Basterds, were box office smashes, making $425.4 million and $321.5 million respectively. We are interested to see who will be cast for the film and if it will be a box smash or disappointment under new leadership.