Published On: Fri, Nov 17th, 2017

Sony Nabs Rights To Quentin Tarantino’s Charles Manson Film As The Murderer Clings To Life

Charles Manson and Quentin Tarantino

Charles Manson has been in the news this week for more than his declining health. Director Quentin Tarantino has been working on a Manson film for quite some time, and the rights to his ninth movie now belong to Sony Pictures.

Tarantino’s film, aptly named #9 for the time being, was originally being produced by the Weinstein Company. Tarantino has long been buddies with Harvey Weinstein but pulled the film from his friend’s company after the tremendous sexual misconduct scandal. The Weinstein Company had distributed a large chunk of Tarantino’s catalog, as the studio was behind Grindhouse, Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, and The Hateful Eight.

Deadline reports that multiple studios were vying for #9, including Warner Bros., Universal, and 20th Century Fox. It seemed the only major studio not interested in the Charles Manson flick was Disney.

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Sony Nabs Rights To Quentin Tarantino’s Charles Manson Film As The Murderer Clings To Life