Quentin Tarantino said his next film would be his last. This has sparked a lot of speculation among fans about what his latest movie might be. Another Western? Kill Bill 3? Knowing his work, it’s probably going to be something his audience doesn’t expect. But there’s also a chance it’s one of many unrealized projects he’s mentioned over the years.
During podcasts and interviews, Tarantino has talked about dozens of movies he would like to make. His ideas include remakes of classic movies, sequels to his own movies, and deleted subplots from his previous storylines. Some of these concepts sound bizarre on paper, but the director has a knack for turning even the weirdest locations into compelling cinema.
Untitled Cliff Booth Project
QT talked about making a prequel movie on brad pittCliff Booth’s character from Once upon a time in Hollywood. Specifically, the film would chronicle Cliff’s experiences during World War II, where he seems to have learned his killing blows. In a 2020 interview, Tarantino explained that the film would be an adventure set in a POW camp.
Pitt won an Oscar for his performance as an ultra-cool stuntman, adding another classic performance to the Tarantino canon. In the film, viewers got a glimpse of what Cliff is capable of: he manages Bruce Lee into a fight and unleashes chaos on Manson’s murderers. Watching an origin story where we see Cliff in full combat mode could be fun. Tarantino expanded on Cliff’s backstory in interviews and in the novelization of Once upon a time in Hollywoodsuggesting that he has already plotted Cliff’s exploits in his head.
“Faster, Pussycat!” Kill! Kill!’ remake
In 2008, Tarantino expressed interest in making a remake of by Russ Meyer 1965 exploitation film Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! It follows three go-go dancers as they embark on a crime spree across the California desert. The film was a commercial and critical flop upon release, but has since become an influential cult classic.
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!Tarantino’s influence on Tarantino’s Proof of death is clear. The characters even refer directly to the film. A remake would give Tarantino carte blanche to completely reinvent the film through his hyper-stylized imagination. Apparently, Tarantino even considered casting Kim Kardashian, Eva Mendes, and Britney Spears in the lead roles, which would make for an interesting ensemble to say the least.
Sequel to “Grindhouse” / kung fu epic in Mandarin
Tarantino and his fellow director Robert Rodriguez talked about delivering a sequel to their 2007 double feature Crusher. Kill Bill was one of the most entertaining martial arts films of the past two decades, so it would be great to see the director return to the genre.
However, it seems unlikely that Crusher 2 will ever come to fruition, as the original received such a lukewarm response. It was a box office bomb, which Tarantino attributes to audiences unfamiliar with the grindhouse double-duty format. That’s a shame – Crusher 2 it would have been worth it just for the fake trailers.
Movie “Star Trek”
In December 2017, it was announced that Tarantino had launched a star trek project at Paramount Pictures. One of the screenwriters attached to the project, Mark L. Smith, said the film would revolve around Captain Kirk and his crew. He added that it would be inspired by classic gangster movies and involve time travel.
This certainly got fans excited, as Tarantino has repeatedly expressed his love for Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan. Not to mention that science fiction is a genre that he hasn’t done yet but seems quite up to his task. Sadly, in 2020, Tarantino indicated that the movie could still happen but he wouldn’t be directing.
Remake of “The Psychic”
The psychic is a 1977 horror film by master Giallo Lucio Fulci. It tells the story of a clairvoyant woman (Jennifer O’Neill) who finds a skeleton buried in the walls of her husband’s apartment. In the late ’90s, Tarantino was talking about remaking the movie with Jackie Brown co-star Brigitte Fonda in the lead role.
A Fulci film would suit Tarantino well, as the work of both filmmakers tends to be über–violent and very stylized. Unfortunately, the concept seems to have languished in development hell.
‘Sergeant. rock movie
During a 2021 appearance on the Big Picture podcast, Tarantino mentioned that DC had approached him to direct a film based on the character Sgt. Rock, a comic book series WII soldier from 1959. Rock is an almost superhuman fighter with a calm demeanor and a big heart. DC discussed making a Sgt. Rock film since at least the 80s, with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis both attached to the project at different times.
Tarantino said a “magnificent” Sgt. The rock script has already been written by David Peoplesthe screenwriter behind blade runner, Unforgiven,and 12 monkeys. The project would certainly be in Tarantino’s wheelhouse, as he explored similar territory withInglourious Basterds. However, it seems unlikely that he will ever direct the film, as he has also indicated that he wants his latest film to be based on an original script.
Remake of “Less Than Zero”
less than zero is a 1987 drama about a trio of young adults in Los Angeles as they struggle with addiction and the superficial environment they inhabit. It is based on a novel by American psycho writer Bret Easton Ellis and the stars Andrew McCarthy, Jami Gertz and Robert Downey Jr..
In 2010, it was reported that Tarantino had tried to convince Fox to allow him to remake the film, which Ellis later confirmed in 2012. Both Ellis and Tarantino said they were disappointed with the original adaptation and that a remake would be more faithful to Ellis’ novel.
Untitled medieval project
In 2010, fresh Inglourious Basterds, Tarantino said his next feature will be set in medieval times. Despite the period setting, the film was meant to retain the hallmarks of Tarantino: over-the-top violence and vulgar language. Apparently, he offered Helene Mirren a starring role as a rude queen, which she expressed interest in.
It would be fascinating to see a Tarantino story set in the Middle Ages, especially with stars like Mirren. It would most likely be some kind of cheeky rewrite of history: Tarantino’s equivalent of At Yorgos Lanthimos Favorite.
In 2012, Tarantino says he would like make another revisionist history film called Killer crow. It is meant to follow a group of African American soldiers who revolt against their commanders during World War II. The idea started as a subplot in the original Inglourious Basterds script, but was ultimately cut because the script had become too long.
Killer crows looks like it would be yet another Tarantino revenge saga, a mix of Basterds and Django Unchained. While it could certainly make for a great movie time, Tarantino seems to be in a different creative space now than he was when he first wrote. Killer crowsuggesting that it probably won’t reach the screen.
Untitled Howard Hawks-style project
Tarantino is a big fan of goofy comedies, a genre of romantic comedy that flourished in the 1940s and 50s. He notably expressed a desire to direct one of his own, inspired by the work of the director howard hawks. Hawks movies His daughter Friday and Rio Bravo are among Tarantino’s all-time favourites.
While none of Tarantino’s movies are pure romantic comedies, it’s clear that his writing style was heavily influenced by classic screwball comedies. They were known for their quick witty dialogue and reversal of gender roles, which have also been hallmarks of QT’s work.
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