Tarantino has canceled the next film, the website confirmed. His actors were supposed to perform in it again


Since 2009, director Quentin Tarantino has said that he will end his career after making his tenth film. Originally, he wanted to make it to his 60s, but in the end, the goodbye will drag on even longer. The 61-year-old author of nine films, Tarantino, has just canceled his next film. The information from last week has now been confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter server.

Tarantino’s spokesperson declined to comment on the report. But The Hollywood Reporter claims to have verified the news of the cancellation of the project, which was reported by Variety.com last week, with several of its own sources.

The decision is all the more surprising because the director wanted to film the first scenes already this year and received film incentives for the project last year. However, according to insiders, it is not extraordinary. “He’s got a lot of scripts that he’s already thrown out like that,” an unnamed agent close to Tarantino told the magazine.

The film was supposed to tell the story of a second-rate, cynical and vulgar film critic who wrote about cinematography in a pornographic magazine in the 1970s. Tarantino confirmed to Deadline.com that he was inspired by the story of “a real person who was never famous and reviewed movies for a pornographic slice”.

At one stage, the director wanted to cast Brad Pitt again in the role of stuntman and film enthusiast Cliff Booth from their last joint film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, whose story Tarantino later expanded on in a novel supplement also published in the Czech Republic. But then the author changed the planned scenario again.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, at one point he toyed with the idea of ​​setting the film in some kind of overarching fictional world of all his previous films, so that his best-known actors could reappear on screen and reprise their best-known roles. In another version, it was on the table that part of the story would take place in a pornographic cinema, where the usher is a young man similar to Tarantino. As a teenager, he actually found such a part-time job.

Quentin Tarantino won two Oscars for screenplay, but none for directing. | Photo: Reuters

However, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Tarantino kept changing the script until he put the entire project on hold. This happened after a lot of unverified information from the last months, when movie websites claimed, among other things, that the director intends to cast Tom Cruise or actress Olivia Wilde.

In the meantime, the project took shape more and more on the production side. It was to be produced by Stacey Sher, with whom he had previously collaborated on Django Unchained and The Frightful Eight. And last year, the director succeeded in applying for film incentives from the American state of California, which promised the amount of 20.2 million dollars, equivalent to about 460 million crowns. A spokesman for the commission has now told the Hollywood Reporter that as far as they are concerned, Tarantino’s project is still planned. “So far, no one has informed us about the cancellation,” he said.

Quentin Tarantino worked with producer Harvey Weinstein for years, but in 2018 he was accused and later sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual coercion. By this time, Weinstein’s Miramax company was falling apart, so Tarantino found a new partner at Sony Pictures.

In 2019, he released the movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood under his banner, which received two out of ten Oscar nominations and grossed $377 million worldwide, which translates to about 8.5 billion crowns. It thus became the director’s second most commercially successful film after Django Unchained from 2012 with sales of 426 million dollars, which was roughly 9.6 billion crowns.

That is why, according to the Hollywood Reporter, it was obvious that Sony was interested in Tarantino’s next project. However, the partnership does not end with the cancellation of the film about the film critic.

Quentin Tarantino with his wife Daniella Pick last year at the festival in Cannes, France. | Photo: Reuters

“Sony will definitely work with Tarantino on whatever project he ultimately decides on,” the site claims.

According to him, it is not yet clear what the story could be. In recent years, there has been speculation that Tarantino could make the third part of his Kill Bill saga from the beginning of the millennium, or a film about the meeting of Django Unchained with the masked hero Zorro. The director himself then expressed a desire to make one Star Trek sci-fi episode, before calling it too ambitious and instead publicly hinting at an unspecified eight-part series.

“Whatever he ultimately decides to do, his tenth and final film is sure to generate unprecedented interest from fans and the media. Which will probably only increase the already high demands Tarantino places on himself to succeed,” concludes The Hollywood Reporter website .

Quentin Tarantino explained the intention to end with the tenth film, for example, in 2012 to Playboy magazine. “At some point I’m going to stop. Directors don’t get better the older they get. Their worst movies are often their last four. And one bad one overshadows three good ones. I don’t want to leave behind movies like this where people say, Jesus, he it’s still spinning like it was 20 years ago,” he said.

He repeated something similar the year before last in an interview with the American CNN. “I’ve been doing this for a really long time. Over thirty years. It’s high time to stop,” he said. “I don’t want to end up like some old man who has stopped understanding the world. I already feel like that when I look at some contemporary films,” he admitted.

Tarantino called the upcoming project his tenth feature film, as he considers the two-part Kill Bill from 2003 and 2004 as one work.

Video: Quentin Tarantino accepts the Golden Globe

Quentin Tarantino received his first Golden Globe in 2020 for the screenplay for the film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. | Video: Reuters/GOLDEN GLOBES AWARDS

The article is in Czech

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