In a rant laced with a series of four-letter words, director Quentin Tarantino accused Disney of extortion during an interview Wednesday on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show.
Variety quotes the Oscar winner saying Disney is “going out of their way to f— me,” and adding: “It was real bad news and it f—ing pissed me off.”
“The cause of Tarantino’s rage? He says Disney is strong-arming Arclight Cinemas, pushing his 70MM ‘The Hateful Eight’ out of the L.A. theater’s renowned Cinerama Dome for J.J. Abrams’ ‘The Force Awakens,'” Variety reports. “Tarantino explains that ArcLight Cinemas told Disney they would play ‘The Hateful Eight’ in the Cinerama Dome starting on Christmas, but Disney threatened to pull ‘Star Wars’ from all locations if the film couldn’t stay in that one theater.”
Tarantino is quoted saying: “It’s vindictive, it’s mean and it’s extortion.”