Quentin Tarantino's New Film Will Focus On The True Story Of The Manson Murders


According to The Hollywood Reporter, Quentin Tarantino will be making a return to Hollywood very soon, and this time, he will tackle a famous (real life) murder that took place in 1960’s America. 

This is not a drill. We repeat, this is not a drill. Quentin Tarantino is coming back and he’s reportedly in talks with Brad Pitt, Jennifer Lawrence and Margot Robbie in relation to casting choices. The infamous crime that his film will reportedly tackle is the Sharon Tate/Manson murder, which took place in 1969.

For those of you who don’t know anything about the Sharon Tate murder – here is a brief outline of what happened:

Sharon Tate was a young Hollywood actress, who was married to the director of Rosemary’s Baby, Roman Polanski. She’d starred in several films throughout the sixties, but one of her most prominent roles (which ended up bagging her a Golden Globe nomination) was in the 1967 cult film, Valley of the Dolls.

On August 8th, 1969, four members of the Manson Family (a cult of deadly murderers led by Charles Manson) broke into Polanski’s house and murdered everyone in it. Sharon Tate was eight-months pregnant at the time. Four other people were brutally killed alongside her. Roman Polanski was in Europe at the time, as he was working on a film.

Charles Manson and his cult were found guilty for Sharon’s murder (as well as many others) in 1971, and have since been sentenced to life in jail.

Whilst no official casting choices have been made, The Hollywood Reporter says that Quentin Tarantino is putting the finishing touches on a script, which will be sent off to several different studios pretty soon. Sources claim that he plans to shoot the film in the summer of 2018.

It is no secret that true crime isn’t usually Tarantino’s genre of choice. The Django Unchained director has made a name for himself by delivering Western-influenced flicks, with extreme scenes of violence and, of course, those bizarre bursts of blood. Seeing as this would be his first venture into the world of true crime, one can only wonder how on earth his signature directorial style might seep into this film.

Nonetheless, we’re definitely excited to see how this all plays out.

Let us know what you think in the comments!

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