Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has wowed audiences for decades. This includes the beloved director’s most recent effort, titled Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Now, however, it looks like the next (and presumably final) Quentin Tarantino film is on the way: The Movie Critic.
Quentin Tarantino has been adamant about wanting to retire with his tenth film. The Movie Critic, if counting Kill Bill Volume 1 and Volume 2 as one feature, would be that tenth movie. As such, this is definitely a bittersweet moment for fans of the filmmaker.
Here are the project details that THR was able to share:
“The Movie Critic is the name of the script that Tarantino wrote and is prepping to direct this fall, according to sources.”
There aren’t many details about the film’s screenplay. However, much like many of his directorial efforts, it looks like The Movie Critic will be a period piece:
“Logline details are being kept in a suitcase but sources describe the story as being set in late 1970s Los Angeles with a female lead at its center.”
It seems as though this could be a fitting follow-up to Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Though it’s unknown what character this female lead will be, THR suggests that we could be seeing a fictionalized take on real-life movie critic Pauline Kael.
“Kael, who died in 2001, was not just a critic but also an essayist and novelist. She was known for her pugnacious fights with editors as well as filmmakers. In the late 1970s, Kael had a very brief tenure working as a consultant for Paramount, a position she accepted at the behest of actor Warren Beatty. The timing of that Paramount job seems to coincide with the setting of the script — and the filmmaker is known to have a deep respect for Kael, making the odds of her being the subject of the film more likely.”
The film “could go out to studios or buyers as early as this week,” with Sony being a potential frontrunner. As such, we’ll likely be hearing more news regarding the feature’s studio home soon. Stay tuned to ScreenGeek for additional updates as we have them.