Tarantino Planning Manson Murders Movie Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino is quietly putting together his ninth directorial effort, a currently untitled feature which is said to offer a “unique take” on the Manson Family murders. Tarantino is reportedly already meeting with A-list talent for the project which he is currently finishing up the script on and will direct. Harvey and Bob Weinstein will produce. His reps at William Morris are reportedly in the early stages of shopping the project to studios to co-finance and co-distribute in a setup akin to the way 2009’s “Inglourious Basterds” was put together and released. Part of the story centers on Roman Polanski’s late wife Sharon Tate who, heavily pregnant at the time, was brutally murdered at home along with four others by Manson and his followers over the course of several hours in 1969. In 1971, Manson and certain members of his crew were sentenced to life imprisonment. The likes of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lawrence have reportedly been approached for the project, as has Margot Robbie for the role of Tate according to Deadline. The plan is to shoot in 2018, likely in the Summer, and if it does become Tarantino’s next film it will serve as his first movie to be based on true events. Charles Milles Manson (né Maddox, November 12, 1934 – November 19, 2017) was an American criminal and cult leader. In the late 1960s, he formed what became known as the Manson Family, a quasi-commune in California. Manson's followers committed a series of nine murders at four locations in July and August 1969. In 1971 he was convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder for the deaths of seven people, all of which were carried out at his instruction by members of the group. Manson was also convicted of first-degree murder for two other deaths. At the time the Manson Family began to form, Manson was an unemployed ex-convict who had spent half of his life in correctional institutions for a variety of offenses. Before the murders, he was a singer-songwriter on the fringe of the Los Angeles music industry, chiefly through a chance association with Dennis Wilson, drummer and founding member of the Beach Boys. Manson believed in what he called "Helter Skelter", a term he took from the Beatles' song of the same name to describe an impending apocalyptic race war. He believed the murders would help precipitate that war. From the beginning of his notoriety, a pop culture arose around him in which he ultimately became an emblem of insanity, violence and the macabre. After Manson was charged with the crimes of which he was later convicted, recordings of songs written and performed by him were released commercially, starting with Lie: The Love and Terror Cult (1970). Various musicians have covered some of his songs. Manson was originally sentenced to death, but his sentence was commuted to life with the possibility of parole after California invalidated the state's death penalty statute in 1972. He served out his life sentence at California State Prison in Corcoran and died at age 83 on November 19, 2017.