Tarantino mentioned a stage adaptation at a Hollywood roundtable earlier this week.
The film, about a motley group of misfit travelers in the old West, has already had one live incarnation. After the original film script was leaked on the web in early 2014, an upset Tarantino announced he was cancelling the movie and instead presenting the script as a live reading in Los Angeles. That led to him changing his mind and deciding to go ahead with the film.
The movie, which had its New York premiere Dec. 14 at New York's Ziegfeld Theatre, opens in limited release Dec. 25 and in wide release Jan. 1, 2016, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kurt Russell and others.
At the premiere Tarantino told Showbiz411 that he's thinking of putting "The Hateful Eight" on Broadway. “And like sooner rather than later, like later this year," that is, 2016. "Don’t be surprised." The director also said that he was influence by Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh when writing the screenplay.
No producer, theatre, stars or specific dates were mentioned. The Hollywood Reporter hosted a recent directors roundtable at which Tarantino said, "I want to write novels, and I want to write and direct theatre. I've got to see how I feel when 'Hateful Eight' is over, if I still have the same juice for it, but the next thing I'd like to do is a theatrical adaptation of 'Hateful Eight,' because I like the idea of other actors having a chance to play my characters. So that's where I'm at. I'm working my way into that time period, where I write novels and film pieces and film books, but in particular direct theatre."
Tarantino has spent most of his career working on movies, but he did make his Broadway debut in 1998 as an actor playing a would-be killer in a revival of the thriller, Wait Until Dark, directed by Leonard Foglia, which ran 97 performances.