As the theaters prepare to welcome Once Upon a Time in Hollywood later this month, we might be getting ready to see Quentin Tarantino off.
In an interview with GQ, Tarantino is adamant about his directorial farewell, “I think when it comes to theatrical movies, I’ve come to the end of the road. I see myself writing film books and starting to write theatre, so I’ll still be creative. I just think I’ve given all I have to give to movies.”
This is not the first time Tarantino teases the public with claims he would drop movies. He first entertained the idea back in 2012, when Django Unchained came out, and the eccentric director declared he would retire after his 10th feature film.
However, the acclaimed filmmaker isn’t hiding his timing ambivalence “If (the movie) is really well received, maybe I won’t go to 10. Maybe I’ll stop right now! Maybe I’ll stop while I’m ahead. We’ll see.”
The latest Tarantino’s picture is his 9th directorial delicacy, a love story of how Hollywood stole Quentin’s heart. Starring A-listers Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio alongside blond bombshells Margot Robbie and Dakota Fanning, the flick is a tribute to the generation of movies that seduced the legendary director into making films and profoundly influenced his work.
In the two-minute trailer, we catch a glimpse of everything the cult director is known for: the elite actors’ line-up, witty exchanges, a style to remember and sick old-school beats that follow. With his outlandish yet impeccable taste, he also pays attention to everything else that makes a great movie: camera, setting and detailing that leave an impression of novelty each time you rewatch it.
Whether Brad Pitt was right when he told the press he believes Tarantino is “not bluffing but is dead serious” about retiring from his directing career, the man behind Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Inglourious Basterds, and other epics, took on a couple of projects he needs to complete before stepping away.
The long-rumored and awaited Kill Bill: Volume 3, the X-rated version of the Star Trek franchise and Django/Zoro, a sequel to Django: Unchained, are all offbeat, satirical tales Tarantino has been talking about and the audience is is eager to see come to light.
So, will once upon a time in Hollywood be his best film yet? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.