THE MOVIE CRITIC: Quentin Tarantino Eyes His Final Film As Director

Word on the street is that Quentin Tarantino is getting ready to shoot his tenth – and final – film as director. 

Titled The Movie Critic, the film is apparently based on the time that famed film critic Pauline Kael was persuaded to take on a consulting role at Paramount Pictures by Warren Beatty

Details are sketchy, and there’s no studio attached at the minute, but expect there to be a lot of interest in the project – especially considering that Tarantino says he’s going to call it a day as a director once he makes his tenth feature. The film is expected to go out to market soon and the plan is to start shooting in the Autumn/Fall. 

Tarantino likes to play fast and loose with history in his films – even those based on real events – so it’s more than likely that The Movie Critic will have some sort of creative spin on Kael’s short-lived tenure at Paramount (she lasted only a few months). 

Tarantino’s career has long been steeped in film history and he’s been leaning more and more into it as his career has progressed. Inglourious Basterds and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (which he turned into a novel) both had film at their centre and he recently published the film theory book, Cinema Speculation

Whatever happens, The Movie Critic is due to be an exciting prospect for a lot of Hollywood talent, who will undoubtedly be eager to work with one of cinema’s greats before he hangs up the megaphone and brings the curtain down on his career. 

Source: THR