All eyes are on Quentin Tarantino’s next film, because he claims it’s going to be his final film. The director of Pulp Fiction, Inglourious Basterds and the recent Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood has proclaimed that he’d like to have 10 films on his resume -- no more, no less. And while Hollywood plays as the quintessential version of Tarantino movie, he definitely says that he has one more movie in him before he transitions to plays and books.
So when Quentin Tarantino recently returned as a guest on CinemaBlend’s official podcast, ReelBlend, we asked him a bold question. Since the director is known for numbering his films, including title cards that claim to be “The Fifth Film by Quentin Tarantino” in his opening credits, we asked if his next film will actually say, “The Last Film by Quentin Tarantino.” And he told us:
So there you go. While Tarantino went on to tell us that he has absolutely no idea what his final film will be about, he at least knows that this movie will include a title card declaring that it’s the “Last” film by the director, and not “The Tenth Film.” That would give Tarantino an out, so he could just continue numbering the movies if he chose to come out of retirement and keeping making movies. But this bold stamp puts an exclamation point on his incredible career.
As we said, Quentin Tarantino told us that he hasn’t come up with the idea of what his final film will be, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t share at least a few details about his thought process on it. For example, when discussing the impact because he knows this film will be his last, Tarantino explained to ReelBlend:
I’m getting sad just thinking about it. In a way, I’m happy that Quentin Tarantino recognizes Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood is a very, very difficult film to top. And if he’d prefer to ride off into the sunset on what he’s referring to as an “Epilogue” film, that’s actually brilliant.
We will have the full ReelBlend interview with Tarantino posted the week of July 4, so be on the lookout for that. And if you haven’t yet picked up a copy of his new book, a novelization of the Hollywood story (opens in new tab), it’s available now wherever books are sold.
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