QUENTIN TARANTINO IS STILL MAKING 'THE HATEFUL EIGHT': Quentin Tarantino has decided to make The Hateful Eight after all. The director revealed at San Diego Comic Con over the weekend that the project is still a go despite a previous version of the script leaking online back in January. Quentin told a crowd at a Hateful Eight reading back in April that he had been working on a new draft.
'VEEP' ACTOR TO GUEST STAR ON 'NEW GIRL': Veep actor Reid Scott has scored a role on the upcoming season of New Girl. His character will be involved in a love triangle with Zooey Deschanel's Jess and fellow guest actor Jessica Biel. The episodes are set to shoot in early August. Reid can also be seen in the upcoming Nancy Meyer movie, The Intern.
PRODUCER ON 'THE CONJURING' WANTS MORE MONEY: Tony DeRosa-Grund, producer of The Conjuring, is not happy with his $750,000 paycheck for the upcoming sequel, Annabelle. He has requested a larger cut for the film considering the first movie grossed $318 million worldwide. The complaint reads, "While the aforementioned check represents a large amount of money, in making said payment Defendants were the proverbial 'day late and dollar short. In this case, five months late and potentially over one hundred thousand dollars short..." Annabelle will be released this fall.
DISNEY'S 'JUNGLE BOOK' ADDS TO CAST: Christopher Walken and Giancarlo Esposito have been added to the cast of Disney's live-action/animated Jungle Book remake. Walken will voice King Louie -- ruler of a troop of monkeys and apes -- and Esposito will play wolf pack leader Akela. The cast also includes Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong'o, Idris Elba, and Scarlett Johansson. It is being released on October 9th, 2015.
CBS MOVES 'EXTANT': CBS has announced that Halle Berry's sci-fi drama Extant will now air in the 10 pm time slot on Wednesday nights. The show will now have Criminal Minds as a lead-in instead of Big Brother which apparently wasn't helping the show's ratings much. Extant's most recent episode only secured around half of the audience that tuned into Big Brother. The switch will go into effect this week.