- Brad Pitt is reportedly aboard Quentin Tarantino’s next movie.
- The writer/director is planning to make ‘The Movie Critic’.
- It doesn’t have a studio home but could find one with Sony.
After the strike-enforced shutdowns of last year, big, exciting projects are really getting moving again in 2024.
One of the most anticipated projects is the next movie from writer/director Quentin Tarantino, who has said a few times that this project (his 10th) will also mark his last time working on something for cinemas.
That might not be the most positive sentiment for fans of his movies, but there is some good news –– Deadline reports that Brad Pitt, who starred in ‘Inglorious Basterds’ and won an Oscar for the director’s most recent effort, ‘Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood’ is now ready to sign up to the new film.
What’s the story of ‘The Movie Critic’?
Tarantino hasn’t specified much about the movie but has previously told Deadline that it’s set around 1977 and “is based on a guy who really lived, but was never really famous, and he used to write movie reviews for a porno rag.”
There’s no information yet on whether Pitt would play the main role or something else, but his involvement is certainly a good sign of forward movement on this one. Tarantino has been tinkering with the script, but word of casting (potential or otherwise) means he’s moving on to the next step –– putting the pieces together to actually shoot.
What else do we know about the film?
Thus far, we know very little. Tarantino doesn’t have a deal at a studio for the movie, but he could well opt to return to Sony, for whom he made ‘Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood’ and handed him an intriguing deal that means the rights to the movie eventually revert to the director.
We’d guess most studios would want to be in business with the filmmaker, especially if he goes through with his claim that he’ll only make 10 movies. The cachet of releasing Quentin Tarantino’s final movie is enticing –– and he also tends to attract big name actors, who go on to win awards, such as Pitt with ‘Hollywood’.
Will this really be Quentin Tarantino’s final movie?
Besides the filmmaker himself, no-one really knows at this point. But he has spoken in the past about wanting to quit before getting stale and picked 10 films as a good number to have directed.
He said this to Playboy in 2012:
“I want to stop at a certain point. Directors don’t get better as they get older. Usually the worst films in their filmography are those last four at the end. I am all about my filmography, and one bad film f***s up three good ones. I don’t want that bad, out-of-touch comedy in my filmography, the movie that makes people think, ‘Oh man, he still thinks it’s 20 years ago.’ When directors get out-of-date, it’s not pretty.”
When will ‘The Movie Critic’ be in theaters?
‘The Movie Critic’ has no confirmed release date right now. But it’ll hopefully be shooting this year.