According to the Hollywood Reporter, Quentin Tarantino’s 10th and last movie is to start production in fall. The 59-year-old director has already finished the screenplay for The Movie Critic, which will be set in 1970s Los Angeles and revolve around a female lead. Details about the plot haven’t been revealed yet, but everyone is excited to find out what the Academy Award winner has in store for his audience.
Rumor has it, the story is inspired by the late American movie critic Pauline Kael, who sadly passed away in 2001. She used to write for The New Yorker and work as Paramount Pictures’ consultant. The follow-up to Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood hasn’t been bought by a studio yet. The film may be auctioned for potential buyers, starting this week.
In 2022, Tarantino told CNN’s Chris Wallace that his 10th movie will be his last, “I’ve been doing it for a long time; I’ve been doing it for 30 years. And it’s time to wrap up the show.” The Pulp Fiction filmmaker added: “I’m an entertainer. I want to leave you wanting more. I don’t want to become this old man who’s out of touch when, already, I’m feeling a bit like an old man out of touch when it comes to the current movies that are out right now.”
Tarantino had always said that he would only make ten movies in his career: “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 When directors get out-of-date, it’s not pretty.”
Quentin has won two Oscars in the Best Original Screenplay category for 1994’s Pulp Fiction and 2012’s Django Unchained. His movies include, Jackie Brown (1997), Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003), Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004), Inglourious Basterds (2009) and The Hateful Eight (2015).