State OKs $5 million incentive package to lure production of next Quentin Tarantino film

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DENVER — The state Economic Development Commission is trying to lure writer-director Quentin Tarantino to Colorado for him to produce his next feature film, “The Hateful Eight,” after approving a $5 million incentive package Friday.

The 49-day shoot for the $44 million movie would begin in December at Schmid Ranch, which is 10 miles west of Telluride.

The 49-day shoot would begin before Christmas on the Schmid Ranch, on Wilson Mesa 10 miles west of Telluride. The crew would be housed in Telluride.

Film commissioner Donald Zuckerman told the Denver Post that producer G. Mac Brown called the state Office of Film, Television and Media looking into Colorado’s incentive program.

“He told me that they pre-scouted Telluride but Quentin had not been there, ” Zuckerman told the Post. “Surprise to me, Quentin had never been to Telluride.”

The post-Civil War film is expected to include Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Madsen, Amber Tamblyn and Bruce Dern, with a release sometime in the fall of 2015.