Some time ago Quentin Tarantino announced that his next film, number ten in a filmography that includes cult titles such as Pulp fiction, Reservoir dogs or the Kill Bill saga, would be his last. Now the one from Knoxville already has the script ready and his new project, which will be titled The Movie Critic, will begin filming next fall, according to The Hollywood Reporter's exclusive progress.
The film has been described as the story of a film critic set in Los Angeles in the 70s, and it seems that it would be based on the figure of Pauline Kael, one of the most influential film critics of all time. Died at age 82 in 2001, Kael wrote for The New Yorker magazine from 1968 to 1991 and was also an essayist and novelist.
The director of The Hateful Eight has always confessed his admiration for this critic, whose scathing reviews in Hollywood were feared by everyone, often contrary to those of his contemporaries. The Movie Critic would coincide with the time that Kael worked as a consultant for Paramount.
Tarantino, who will turn 60 on March 27, already spoke to Playboy magazine about how he saw his future in the industry at a certain age: "I want to stop at a certain point. Directors don't get better as they get older. Generally, the worst movies in his filmography are the last four, at the end of his career. I am my filmography, and one bad movie fucks up three good ones. I don't want that bad, out-of-place comedy in my filmography, the movie that makes people think , 'Oh man, he still thinks he's the same as 20 years ago.' When directors get stale, it's not pretty."