Director Quentin Tarantino’s IMDB page has updated with the announcement he is set to write the screenplay for an ‘Untitled Manson Family Project’. Rumors surrounding the project have been around since July this year and now the project has been made official with a pending release date in 2019.
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Over his year 25-year long career, Tarantino has directed just nine features – or eight if you count ‘Kill Bill: Volume ‘ and ‘Kill Bill: Volume 2’ as one film. True crime fans will be interested in knowing what the Academy Award winner will do with the shocking story of the cult murders.
On the night of August 8th, 1969, murderous cult leader Charles Manson gave fatal instructions to his followers – they were to go to “that house where (record producer Terry) Melcher used to live” and “totally destroy everyone in (it), as gruesome as you can.”
Charles “Tex” Watson then took followers Susan Atkins, Linda Kasabian, and Patricia Krenwinkel to commit one of the most gruesome murders Los Angeles had ever witnessed. Amongst the victims was eight-months pregnant actress Sharon Tate, the wife of director Roman Polanski. They were stabbed to death, their bodies discovered the following morning, tied with rope and covered in blood.
In 1971, Manson was charged with conspiracy to commit murder and sentenced to life in prison. Had the death penalty not been abolished – he would have likely have faced execution.