Quentin Tarantino Disney Is Bullying My Movie Out of Theater For Star WarsLMNOLA
Speaking with Howard Stern on his SiriusXM radio show just now, Quentin Tarantino said that Disney is playing hardball with the ArcLight Cineramadome Theater in Hollywood to get them to break a contract to show Quentin's new film 'The Hateful Eight' in favor of running the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' for a longer period of time. The latest installment of the franchise was originally set to play in the famous Cineramadome until the 25th of December, when Quentin's movie was supposd to take over for a two-week engagement. According to Quentin, however, Disney decided they wanted 'Star Wars' to continue playing there for the entire holiday season and so they told the ArcLight people that they had to break the contract with Quentin or else they wouldn't be able to show 'Star Wars,' which is poised to bring in record-setting box office, in any of their theaters, and apparently the ArcLight people buckled. Tarantino called these actions "vindictive" and "mean" and couldn't understand why they were doing this, considering he's made Disney money with his 'Kill Bill' movies and also because 'Star Wars' is showing "a mile away at Graumann's Chinese Theater" (now TCL Chinese Theatre). Stern, for his part, tried to reach out over the air to both J.J. Abrams, director of the latest 'Star Wars' and a recent guest on Stern's show and to Disney CEO Bob Iger, whom Stern claims "listens [to his show] religiously." No word yet on whether that will work, but Tarantino definitely didn't sound like he was going to take this lying down.