Lionsgate is back in business with Quentin Tarantino.
The Hollywood studio announced on Thursday that it has reclaimed the distribution rights to three of its classic films, Kill Bill: Volume 1 And II And Jackie Brown.
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Along with re-releasing these iconic titles, Lionsgate will team up with Tarantino to celebrate Kill Billat 20 yearse anniversary later this year with a new remastered 4K edition. The studio has longstanding 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 among them.
“Starting with reservoir dogsa favorite of 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 Proof of death in addition to the movies we just picked up,” Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer told analysts on a Thursday call following the release of his company’s fourth quarter results.
“It was a real blast for us to have all three Quentin Tarantino films. We have eight of them, which really gives our library a unique location in Hollywood. And we’re going to enjoy it,” Jim said. Packer, president of global television and digital distribution at Lionsgate, to analysts in his own take on the three-picture distribution deal.
Tarantino is getting ready now The film critic, the name of the screenplay the filmmaker has written and is expected to direct this fall. Connection line details are being kept under wraps, but the film is said to be set in late 1970s Los Angeles, with a female lead at its center.
Tarantino has yet to line up a studio partner for his 10e movie, which could put Lionsgate in line to take on that role.
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