Quentin Tarantino is set to direct his final film this fall.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the acclaimed filmmaker is prepping a fall start date for The Movie Critic, which is being billed as his final movie.
Tarantino wrote the script and will direct The Movie Critic. Plot details are being kept under wraps, but sources “describe the story as being set in late 1970s Los Angeles with a female lead at its center.” While not confirmed, THR seems to think that the story could focus on, or be loosely based on, Pauline Kael, who is considered one of the most influential movie critics of all time. Tarantino has “a deep respect for Kael, making the odds of her being the subject of the film more likely.”
No studio is attached to the project at this time, but it will be shopped around as early as this week. THR predicts that Sony will likely make a grab for it given the studio’s past relationship with Tarantino. No actors are also attached at this time, but with the caliber of talent Tarantino has previously worked with, I think we’re all in for a treat.
We’ll keep you posted as The Movie Critic comes together.
What do you think about The Movie Critic being Tarantino’s final film? Do you think this could serve as a pseudo-sequel to Once Upon a Time in Hollywood?