Quentin Tarantino has promised for years that he only plans on making 10 movies, and with the recent release of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Tarnatino confirming that the Kill Bill duology counts as one movie in his eyes, that leaves just one last theatrical tale left on the list. When we’ll learn what this final movie will be about is unclear, but Tarantino envisions it as feeling like an epilogue to everything he’s delivered before now. Tarantino said:
If you think about the idea of all the movies telling one story and each film is like a train boxcar connected to each other, this one would sort of be the big show-stopping climax of it all. And I could imagine that the 10th one would be a little more epilogue-y.
Quentin Tarantino commented on his still-to-be-revealed 10th movie during a Moscow press conference centered around Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (via The Hollywood Reporter). He didn’t provide any other details on what he’s cooking up, though one would imagine that privately, he at least a general idea of where he wants to go for this final cinematic outing.
So if Quentin Tarantino sees Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as the show-stopper of his filmography, then this unknown 10th movie might feel like a smaller-scale narrative in comparison. Perhaps that means it could be something akin to Reservoir Dogs, the movie that kicked off Tarantino’s feature filmmaking career. One fun, albeit unlikely way he could deliver on an epilogue is if the story outright confirms that all his movies are connected.
There’s certainly no shortage of options for what Quentin Tarantino could churn out as his last movie, from projects he’s talked about before like Kill Bill Vol. 3 or Killer Crow, or something new for him like a horror movie or 1930s gangster movie. Whatever it ends up being, there’s one thing we can count on: it’ll feature over-the-top violence.
And then there’s Star Trek, which Quentin Tarantino has been a fan of for a long time and he became connected to in late 2017 when he pitched an idea to Paramount that The Revenant’s Mark L. Smith turned into a screenplay.
With Star Trek 4, i.e. the movie that was going to be directed by S.J. Clarkson, being reportedly cancelled, Tarantino’s R-rated Star Trek movie looks like the best way to continue the franchise on the big screen, and it would also star the cast of the Kelvin-timeline Enterprise crew. Though it should be noted that technically, this project hasn't gotten the green light yet.
Quentin Tarantino said last month that if he were to direct this Star Trek movie, he’s debating about whether to officially label it his 10th and final movie, or to make an exception and direct it, then his 10th movie. Either way, given the scope of Star Trek stories, particularly the ones told in a cinematic setting, it’s hard to see that having an epilogue feel.
In any case, stay tuned to CinemaBlend for all the latest updates regarding Quentin Tarantino’s career. For now, you can keep up to date in what’s hitting the silver screen for the rest of the year with our 2019 release schedule, and be sure to read CinemaBlend’s review of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.