Quentin Tarantino is preparing his latest film, The Movie Critic, which is scheduled to begin production this fall… set in 1970s Los Angeles.
Quentin Tarantino has long said that his next movie will be his last, and now that movie is moving forward, titled The Movie Critic.
The 59-year-old filmmaker is currently putting the project together, with plans to begin production sometime this fall, according to the hollywood reporter.
The story is said to take place in late 1970s Los Angeles with a female character at the center, though no further plot details were revealed.
While unconfirmed, there is speculation that the story may center around iconic film critic, essayist, and novelist Pauline Kael, whom Tarantino has long admired.
In fact, the second book Tarantino published last year, Cinema Speculation, was inspired by the work of Kael, who passed away in 2001 at the age of 82.
Last Movie: Quentin Tarantino has long said that his next movie will be his last, and now that movie is moving forward, titled The Movie Critic.
The THR report also speculates that Tarantino’s last film may coincide with Kael’s brief tenure working as a consultant for Paramount Pictures in 1979, accepting an offer made by Warren Beatty.
She was first hired to work as a consultant on James Toback’s 1982 film Love and Money, though her time at the studio only lasted a few months before she returned to writing movie reviews for The New Yorker.
Still, there’s no confirmation that The Movie Critic is inspired by or based on Kael’s time as a consultant for Paramount, though the film’s timeline and her work at Paramount appear to match.
As with most of Tarantino’s recent projects, there is no studio house yet, although sources claim the project could go out to buyers this week.
Sony is considered a frontrunner for the project, not only because the studio distributed his latest film, 2019’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, but because they also gave Tarantino a unique deal in which the film’s copyright they return to it after a certain period of time.
That deal put Tarantino in an elite group of filmmakers to whom the film rights were returned, including George Lucas, Mel Gibson, Peter Jackson and Richard Linklater.
Sources claimed in 2019, just before Once Upon a Time in Hollywood hit theaters, that copyright ownership reverts to Tarantino after 30 years, though others claimed it was 20 years or even 10 years.
Copyright ownership was the sticking point for Warner Bros., the other studio that bid for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood in 2017, with a source saying Warner Bros. wouldn’t do that, “because then they would have to give Christopher Nolan that same treatment.
Deal: THR’s report also speculates that Tarantino’s final film may coincide with Kael’s brief tenure working as a consultant for Paramount Pictures in 1979, accepting an offer made by Warren Beatty.