Quentin Tarantino Will Begin Directing His Alleged Last Movie, “The Movie Critic,” This Fall
59-year-old Quentin Tarantino has long said that his tenth movie will be his last, and then he’ll retire from movie-making and live out his dream of being the editor-in-chief of wikiFeet (I’m guessing). QT is reportedly getting ready to make his tenth and final movie before riding off into the sunset driving the pussy wagon. There’s very little known about the script so far, and rumor has it that whatever exists of the project is being kept hidden in a briefcase as we speak. (Who else pictured an old, brown, leathery valise?). QT is gearing up to start shooting this upcoming fall. The only thing that we know for sure is that its current working title is called The Movie Critic. And we also know that Brian Cox will probably not star in it.
Important note for the SWM, who can’t imagine a world without new Tarantino films: Even though he’s hanging up his hat on filmmaking, QT has said before that he plans to do a TV show and possibly a play. As for his ALLEGED final film, very little is known about The Movie Critic. Sadly, it’s not a gritty live-action reboot of The Critic cartoon starring Samuel L. Jackson as Jay Sherman. Sources say that QT’s grand finale film is set in 1970s Los Angeles with a female lead at its center. Yep, you read that right; QT is finishing off his film career with a female lead! Make sure to check on your closest film bro, because he might not be doing okay right now.
The movie will probably be based off influential film critic Pauline Kael, who died in 2001 and was known for her beef with editors and filmmakers. According to The Hollywood Reporter:
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.
You’d think the guy whose only personality trait of loving movies would want to keep making films till the day he’s eating a “royale with cheese” in the sky. But QT is set on his conviction that directors put out worse movies as they age. QT explained it like this to Playboy in 2012:
“I want to stop at a certain point. Directors don’t get better as they get older. Usually the worst films in their filmography are those last four at the end. I am all about my filmography, and one bad film fucks up three good ones. I don’t want that bad, out-of-touch comedy in my filmography, the movie that makes people think, ‘Oh man, he still thinks it’s 20 years ago.’ When directors get out-of-date, it’s not pretty.”
We’ll have to wait and see if this movie happens and if it will actually be QT’s last. Or if in a few years after its release, he announces his tenth film while saying, “What I meant was that my tenth movie will be my last movie set in the 1970s… and with a female lead,” as film bros breathe a sigh of relief.