While there has been much speculation as to what filmmaker Quentin Tarantino will do for his tenth and potentially final directorial feature effort, the man himself is not locking down any plans just yet.
Speaking to a packed audience at a BAFTA event in London on Wednesday night (via Variety, Tarantino revealed that his most recent film “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” had a large gap between the time he finished writing it and the time it began production.
As a result, he was able to use the free time to make headway into a whole bunch of new non-film work and now intends to see all that come to fruition before he moves onto his next feature:
“Normally when I finish a script we pretty much go right into production on it. When I finished ‘Hollywood,’ I wasn’t ready to start. Part of the reason I wasn’t ready to start it was because I was just really plugged into writing at that point.
So I finished ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,’ finished that script, put it aside, and then I wrote a play. And then I wrote a five-episode TV series. And right now I’m writing a book and I’m hoping that I’ll be finished in three months.
So the idea will be hopefully by March maybe I’ll be finished with the book and then, theoretically, maybe I’ll do the play, and then theoretically I’ll do the TV show, and then by that point I’ll be thinking maybe what I’ll do for the 10th movie… There will be a 10th one, yes. I have no idea what it’s going to be. It’s going to be a little bit down the line.”
While he didn’t tease a Netflix event series version of “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” like what was done with “The Hateful Eight,” he did affirm there’s enough material there for it: “we shot almost enough to do at least a four-hour version.”