Quentin Tarantino is back at last.
filmmaker behind something most memorable movies of the past three decades, pulp Fiction And once upon a time in hollywood Among them, is putting together what sources say is being billed as his final film.
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the movie critic The script that Tarantino wrote is titled and is preparing to direct this fall, according to sources.
Logline details are being kept in a suitcase, but sources tell us the story is set in Los Angeles in the late 1970s, with a female lead at the center.
It is possible that the story centers on one of the most influential film critics of all time, Pauline Kael. Kell, who died in 2001, was not only a critic but also an essayist and novelist. She was known for her fierce fights with editors as well as filmmakers. In the late 1970s, Cale had a very brief stint working as a consultant for Paramount, a position he accepted at the behest of actor Warren Beatty. The timing of that paramount work appears to coincide with the setting of the screenplay – and the filmmaker is known to have a deep respect for Kell, making him more likely to be the film’s subject.
The project does not have a studio home; According to sources, it may go out to studios or buyers as early as this week. One of these could be Sony, where Tarantino has a tight relationship with topper Tom Rothman. Sony distributed once upon a time in hollywoodThe filmmaker sums up 1960s moviemaking in 2019 and also gives a bargain in which the copyright reverts to him over time. Hollywood It also won two Oscars after garnering 10 nominations and grossing over $377 million worldwide.
Tarantino has commanded the ability to attract the most iconic actors for two decades, working with Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt twice each. He directed Christoph Waltz to two Oscar wins. Samuel L. Jackson is a frequent collaborator. If this is indeed his last film, he’ll have no shortage of thespians dropping everything for roles.
The filmmaker has long maintained that he has a finite number of films, saying he wants to direct 10 films or retire by the age of 60. The writer-director has made nine (if you count two) kill Bill films as one) and turns 60 later this month.
He has also endorsed a philosophy that directors become out of touch with age. In 2012 he told Slacker, “I want to stop at a certain point. Directors don’t get better as they get older. Usually the worst movies in his filmography end up being the last four. I am all about my filmography, and there are three good films on top of one bad film. I don’t want that bad, out-of-touch comedy in my filmography, that movie that makes people think, ‘Oh man, he still thinks this was 20 years ago.’ When directors get old, it is not good.”
Tarantino is one of Hollywood’s best-known auteurs, obsessed with film history and throwback genres, working on the fringes of the industry, such as spaghetti westerns, blaxploitation and chopsocky. But his modern and advanced take on those genres earned him two Oscars for Best Writing (for pulp Fiction And Django Unchained), three Best Direction nominations, and one Best Picture nomination.
Even though he plans to retire from filmmaking, he has expressed interest in other creative outlets, noting in interviews that he may direct a limited series or dramas. In 2021, he published his first novel, a novelization of once upon a time in hollywood,