HOLLYWOOD – Quentin Tarantino’s 8th film – The Hateful Eight – hasn’t hit theaters yet, but already we have the first look at his ninth project: an adaptation of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey, entitled Northanger Motherf*cking Abbey Motherf*cker .
Tarantino had already spoken with the Studio Exec EXCLUSIVELY about the project (click here for that), but it was only today that he revealed that he was already filming.
I am editing The Hateful Eight at the moment, but it isn’t exactly rocket science. I’ve got eight people in a cabin. So it’s cut to him then to her then back to him. Easy. So during my lunch break I decided we could get started on Northanger Abbey. I have my paperback of the book, annotated heavily in different shades of red crayon. Keira Knightley is on board and so we have been going for it.
The official synopsis reads:
Young Catherine Morland (Keira Knightley) is one of ten children of a clergyman and his wife. An addict of ‘gothic fiction’, she is invited by wealthy neighbors to accompany them on a visit to the spa town of Bath where she meets the Thorpes and Henry a man with whom she will fall in love. However, Henry’s father, General Tilney (Kurt Russell) disapproves and it looks as if no happy marriage can take place. However, when the Sicilian mafia led by Turko Polito (Samuel L. Jackson) kill General Tilney and his entourage over his gambling debts – the famous blood Bath scene for Austen aficionados – Henry and Catherine go on a murder spree around Europe to hunt down and kill the gang that offed General Tilney.
Northanger Motherf*cking Abbey Motherf*cker will be released in 2016.
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