Quentin Tarantino will work with Sony Pictures on his next film.

The studio has confirmed it has won the worldwide rights for the 54-year-old filmmakers next movie, the first of Tarantino's career not to be worked on by Miramax or The Weinstein Company after the allegations made against producer Harvey Weinstein.

Tom Rothman, Chairman of Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group, wrote in an email to colleagues: ''I am pleased to report that late last night, Sony did indeed succeed in securing the worldwide rights in all media to Quentin Tarantino's next epic film ...

''Bottom line: Quentin chose Sony over many other competitors. And he did this because of all of YOU! He remembers well the outstanding job the company did on Django, and was particularly impressed last week by the presentation of our marketing and distribution capabilities, both domestically and internationally. I'm grateful to all who worked to make this happen and confident that we will do a great job for him on this film and others to come. It's a real credit to the studio and to each of you. Congrats. (sic)''

Tarantino has been a long time friend of Weinstein - who has been accused of sexual misconduct by a number of women - and the director had previously admitted he was aware of ''a couple'' of the alleged offences and regrets not doing more to prevent it.

He said: ''I knew enough to do more than I did. There was more to it than just the normal rumours, the normal gossip. It wasn't secondhand. I knew he did a couple of these things. I wish I had taken responsibility for what I heard. If I had done the work I should have done then, I would have had to not work with him.''

Tarantino is responsible for the iconic 'Pulp Fiction' as well as hit movies including 'The Hateful Eight', 'Kill Bill' and 'Django Unchained'.