According to a report in THR today, it will be titled The Movie Critic, and Tarantino has already written the script. He plans to direct the film this fall.
Sources also tell THR that it will officially be his last film, and that it will center on a woman in Los Angeles in the late ’70s. There isn’t currently a studio attached to finance and distribute, but it could reportedly go out to buyers as early as this week.
IGN has reached out to Tarantino’s representatives for comment. Talk of what will be Tarantino’s final directorial project has been running rampant for years now — but there’s good reason to believe it finally will be.
Quentin Tarantino’s most notable abandoned (or delayed) projects
The filmmaker behind films such as Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Inglourious Basterds and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood has previously repeatedly said that his tenth film would be his last – and although he is already technically made ten films as of 2019, he considers parts 1 and 2 of Kill Bill to be one film. So by Tarantino’s math, this would be his tenth film.
He confirmed again that his next film would be his last as recently as last year, telling CNN: “I’ve been doing it for a long time; I’ve been doing it for 30 years. And it’s time to end the show.”
Tarantino made his directorial debut in 1992 with Reservoir Dogs and would go on to become one of the most influential modern filmmakers. His latest film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, was nominated for 10 Oscars and won two.
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