Quentin Tarantino is gearing up for his final directorial effort
Oscar-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino (“The Hateful Eight,” “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” “Pulp Fiction”) appears to be preparing his last film as a filmmaker. Based on The Hollywood ReporterTarantino is preparing for the “last” film of his career.
Tarantino has reportedly already written the script for the film, titled “The Film Critic,” and is expected to begin filming in the fall.
Quentin Tarantino will direct the last major role later this fall
Story details about the feature are currently being kept under wraps. However, the story is said to be set in Los Angeles in the late 1970s and will feature a female lead.
THR notes that the location and title of the story suggest that the film may follow the story of real-life film critic Pauline Kael, who died in 2001. In addition to his work as a film critic, Kael was also a prolific writer and novelist. He was notorious for his bitter battles with Hollywood editors and filmmakers. Additionally, there was a period in the late 1970s when he worked as a consultant for Paramount Pictures at the request of actor Warren Beatty. Tarantino has a deep respect for Kael, and the location seems fitting for a film about him, or inspired by his life.
For “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Sony reportedly gave Tarantino a unique deal in which the film’s copyrights revert to the director over time.