Tarantino’s, Scorsese’s Next Circle 2015 Dates

Out doing promotion for the Netflix film “The Battered Bastards of Baseball,” actor Kurt Russell suggested that Quentin Tarantino’s scrapped-then-revived western “The Hateful Eight” could start filming early next year.

Russell was one of the actors involved in the live-read of the script’s first draft earlier this year, and quite a few of those at said script read are expected to show up in the film itself.

Speaking with Fox 59, Russell was asked what was next for him. He says: “I’ve got a Tarantino project called The Hateful Eight that looks like it may go somewhere around the beginning of the year.” He also says the horror western “Bone Tomahawk” could film before that starting in October.

Speaking of another auteur famous for screen violence, Paramount Pictures is said to be in talks to acquire Martin Scorsese’s long-gestating adaptation of the Shusaku Endo novel “Silence”.

Production on the 17th century Japan-set film is slated to begin later this year and Paramount is reportedly aiming to have the film in cinemas around November 2015 – just in time to be a potential major player during awards season.

Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Ken Watanabe, and Liam Neeson star in the film about two Jesuit priests who face persecution as they search for their mentor and work to spread Christianity.