With two Oscar wins for best writing (for Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained), three best directing nominations and one best picture nomination. Quentin Tarantino has secured himself as one of the leading auteurs in Hollywood and announced that he would only make 10 films or retire by the time he is 60 years of age which he reaches on 27th March 2023.
Well now he’s announced what will be his tenth and final film. Titled ‘The Movie Critic’ the film is set in the late 1970’s Los Angeles and is rumoured to have a female lead and is believed to be inspired if not feature revered film critic the late Pauline Kael (who passed away in 2001) as a character.
The script has not gone out to studios yet but there’s sure to be a bidding war as there was with Once Upon a Time in Hollywood with Sony winning and here thought to be a front runner. This may partly be due to the director having secured a highly unusual deal with Sony where the rights to OUATINH will revert back to him and its likely that this could be part of the negotiations for his tenth and final film.
It was way back in 2012 that he told Playboy about his 10 film / 60th birthday plans saying, ‘In 2012, he told Playboy, “I want to stop at a certain point. Directors don’t get better as they get older. Usually the worst films in their filmography are those last four at the end. I am all about my filmography, and one bad film f—s up three good ones. I don’t want that bad, out-of-touch comedy in my filmography, the movie that makes people think, ‘Oh man, he still thinks it’s 20 years ago.’ When directors get out-of-date, it’s not pretty.”
Expect a flurry of news over the next few months as the film is planned to start shooting in the Autumn
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