Lionsgate teams up with Quentin Tarantino again.
The Hollywood studio announced Thursday that it has acquired distribution rights to three of its classic films, Kill Bill: Part I And II And Jackie Brown.
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In addition to the re-release of those iconic titles, Lionsgate will team up with Tarantino to celebrate Kill Bill‘s 20e anniversary later this year with a new and remastered 4K edition. The studio has long ties to the director behind some of the most classic films of the past three decades, Pulp Fiction And Once upon a time in Hollywood Amongst them.
“Starting with Reservoir dogsA favorite in the Lionsgate library for nearly 20 years, we’ve expanded what is now Hollywood’s largest portfolio of Tarantino films to include Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight And Dead evidence in addition to the movies we just picked up,” Jon Feltheimer, CEO of Lionsgate, told analysts on a call Thursday following his company’s fourth-quarter earnings announcement.
“It was a real coup for us to get the three Quentin Tarantino movies. We have eight, which really gives our library a unique situation in Hollywood. And we’re going to take advantage of that,” Jim Packer, president of global TV and digital distribution at Lionsgate, told analysts in his own take on the three-film distribution deal.
Tarantino is preparing now The film critic, the name of the script that the filmmaker wrote and will direct this fall. Logline details are being kept under wraps, but the movie is supposed to be set in late 1970s Los Angeles, with a female lead taking center stage.
Tarantino has not yet found a studio partner for his 10e movie, which Lionsgate could line up to take on that role.
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