Tarantino was railed for a variety of reasons recently, leaving the state of his film somewhat in jeopardy. First, Tarantino shared his side of the Kill Bill car crash that left Uma Thurman severely injured. That blew over relatively quickly, but not without Tarantino calling it “one of the biggest regrets of my career, it is one of the biggest regrets of my life.”
Uma Thurman told The New York Times that Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted her and Quentin Tarantino forced her into a stunt that nearly killed her pic.twitter.com/svP7jhOXSa— NowThis (@nowthisnews) February 6, 2018
After that, Tarantino was back to being defensive following a resurfaced Howard Stern interview where he defended Roman Polanski’s rape of then-13-year-old Samantha Geimer.
That'll be another interview, I guess. Meanwhile, here's a powerful interview with the now-grown woman in the Polanski case: https://t.co/CTuKZBR7dt— Kurt Loder (@kurt_loder) February 6, 2018
He said: “He didn’t rape a 13-year-old. It was statutory rape…he had sex with a minor. That’s not rape. To me, when you use the word rape, you’re talking about violent, throwing them down—it’s like one of the most violent crimes in the world. You can’t throw the word rape around. It’s like throwing the word ‘racist’ around. It doesn’t apply to everything people use it for.”
He later issued an apology, but there’s more backlash where that came from.
Audio resurfaces of Quentin Tarantino calling Roman Polanski’s 13-year-old victim “down with it”: https://t.co/jZkVyUC5Zp— Slate (@Slate) February 12, 2018
Polanski is also slated to be a character in Tarantino’s Manson film as well.
How much are we betting Quentin's Charles Manson movie will position Roman Polanski as the real victim? https://t.co/YXGGO4x2Tn— Hanna Ines Flint (@HannaFlint) February 6, 2018
The movie is said to follow a washed-up television actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) who’s trying to break into the movie business. That story then follows the timeline to the murder of Sharon Tate.
Read this and ask yourself whether Margot Robbie will work with Tarantino on that Manson movie. https://t.co/hiQdi7uFLq— Kim Masters (@kimmasters) February 10, 2018
The film is set to be released on August 9, 2019, but now it's rumored it could just not happen at all. Showbiz 411 reports Sony is having "second thoughts" on the project, from the combination of the recent headlines and the cost it would take to produce.
We're sure to get more updates soon.