Celebrated filmmaker Quentin Tarantino famously announced that he would make one final film after the release of his recent gem, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Described as “the single most influential director of our generation,” Tarantino shaped the cinematic sensibilities of the ’90s with masterpieces like Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction.
Tarantino has always maintained that he will only make ten films in his lifetime and will renounce the director’s chair after his tenth project, which will be his significant farewell to the world of cinema. Tarantino explained his decision by claiming that it would be unwise to continue if he no longer had the skills, “I know film history and from here on [out], directors do not get better.”
Although many have speculated about what Tarantino’s next and final film is going to be, some fans feel like they already have the answer. They have referred to an old interview of Tarantino with Charlie Rose where the director said: “There is one story that I could be interested in, but it would probably be one of the last movies I [ever make] … My favourite hero in American history is John Brown.”
In an episode of the Joe Rogan podcast, Tarantino furnished further details about his thought process regarding his final project. He admitted that there were a lot of possibilities but also acknowledged that this was the time to make a film adaptation of an acclaimed novel: “Now would be the time in the career where I would do that good book, just because it would make a good movie.”
A third instalment to the Kill Bill series also exists among those possibilities, as confirmed by Tarantino himself. According to Vivica A. Fox from the original films, there are rumours that Kill Bill 3 is already being planned and that she would love to see Euphoria star Zendaya to play the part of her on-screen daughter in Kill Bill 3.
“I saw that! I was quite honoured that she would say that,” Zendaya responded to the rumours. “Obviously she’s incredible and I’m very flattered that she would think of me. But, you know, it’s just an idea. The internet kinda takes things and runs with it.”
See Tarantino discuss his final film, below.