The critical and commercial success of “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” has seemingly taken the pressure of filmmaker Quentin Tarantino who has suggested that his next film, his tenth and final feature as a director, won’t be a big finish but more of a quiet epilogue.
Speaking with Consequence of Sound, Tarantino has started to distance himself from being linked with helming a new R-rated “Star Trek” film which he was first suggested as potentially directing back in 2017. He tells the outlet: “I think I’m steering away from Star Trek, but I haven’t had an official conversation with those guys yet.” Tarantino came up with a story dubbed “Pulp Fiction in Space” with Mark L Smith penning the script.
Why is Tarantino steering away from that? Because he wants to go out with something smaller:
“In a strange way, it seems like… Hollywood would be my last. So, I’ve kind of taken the pressure off myself to make that last big voila kind of statement. I mean to such a degree there was a moment when I was writing [it] and went, ‘Should I do this now? Should I do something else? Is this the 10th one?’ No, no don’t stop the planets from aligning, what are you, Galactus? If the Earth is saying do it, do it.
Not that it was an argument, but a little thought, like, ‘Well, if I’m gonna go out like Max Ophüls style, Lola Montez, this is it, and if it’s not good, then all my other work is trash, alright.’ This would have been the one. But in a weird way, it actually kind of freed me up. I mean, I have no idea what the story of the next one’s going to be. I don’t even have a clue.”
This follows comments from last week where the filmmaker told Andy Cohen the possibility of a third “Kill Bill” is “definitely in the cards” but even if it goes ahead it’s at least three years away.