Quentin Tarantino famously said his next film will be his last. This has sparked a lot of speculation among fans as to what his final film might be. Another Western? Kill Bill 3? Knowing his work, it’s likely to be something his audience doesn’t expect. But there’s also a chance it’s one of the many unrealized projects he’s mentioned over the years.
In podcasts and interviews, Tarantino has talked about dozens of films he would like to make. His ideas include remakes of classic films, sequels of his own films, and deleted subplots from his previous scripts. Some of these concepts seem bizarre on paper, but the director has a knack for turning even the strangest premise into compelling cinema.
Untitled Cliff Booth project
QT has talked about doing a prequel movie about it Brad Pitt‘s character Cliff Booth Once upon a time in Hollywood. In particular, the film would narrate Cliff’s experiences during World War II, where he appears to have learned his killer moves. In a 2020 interview, Tarantino stated 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 to Tarantino’s canon. In the film, viewers got a glimpse of what Cliff is capable of: he handles Bruce Lee into a fight and unleashes havoc on the Manson killers. It might be fun to watch an origin story where we see Cliff in full combat mode. Tarantino fleshed out Cliff’s backstory in interviews and in the novelization of Once upon a time in Hollywoodsuggesting that he already has Cliff’s exploits planned in his head.
“Faster, kitty! Kill! Kill!’ make new
In 2008, Tarantino expressed interest in a remake of Russ Meyers 1965 exploitation film Faster, pussycat! Kill! Kill! It follows three go-go dancers as they embark on a crime spree through 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!Influence on Tarantino death proof is clear. The characters even relate directly to the film. A remake would give Tarantino free rein to completely reinvent the flick through his hyperstylized imagination. Tarantino has reportedly even considered casting Kim Kardashian, Eva Mendes, and Britney Spears in the lead roles, which would make an interesting ensemble cast to say the least.
Grindhouse Sequel/Mandarin Kung Fu Epic
Tarantino and fellow directors Robert Rodriguez have talked about delivering a sequel to their 2007 double film grinding house. kill Bill was one of the most entertaining martial arts movies of the last two decades, so it would be great if the director returned to the genre.
However, that seems unlikely grinding house 2 will ever come to fruition since the original received such a lukewarm response. It was a box office bomb, which Tarantino chalks up to audiences unfamiliar with the grindhouse double feature format. It is a pity – grinding house 2 would have been worth it for the fake trailer alone.
“Star Trek” movie
In December 2017, it was announced that Tarantino had pitched one star trek Project to Paramount Pictures. One of the scriptwriters of 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 would involve time travel.
This certainly wowed fans as Tarantino has repeatedly expressed his love Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Not to mention that sci-fi is a genre he hasn’t done before, but that seems to be right up his alley. Unfortunately, in 2020, Tarantino hinted that the film could still happen, but he wouldn’t direct it.
The Psychic remake
The psyche is a 1977 horror film directed by Giallo Master Lucio Fulci. It tells the story of a clairvoyant woman (Jennifer O’Neill), who finds a buried skeleton in the walls of her husband’s apartment. In the late ’90s, Tarantino spoke about a remake of the film Jackie Brown co-star Bridget Fonda In the main role.
A Fulci film would go well with Tarantino as both filmmakers’ work tends to be over the top–brutal and highly stylized. Unfortunately, the concept seems to have languished in development hell.
‘Sgt. Rock movie
During a 2021 appearance on the Big Picture Podcast, Tarantino mentioned that DC had approached him about making a film based on the character Sgt. Rock, a WII soldier from the 1959 comic series. Rock is an almost superhuman Fighter with a calm demeanor and a big heart. DC has been talking about making a Sgt. Rock movie since at least the 80’s, with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis both were associated with the project at different times.
Tarantino said that a “great” Sgt. Rock script has already been written by David Volkersthe screenwriter behind it Bladerunner, unforgiven,and 12 monkeys. The project would certainly be in Tarantino’s wheelhouse since he was exploring similar terrainInglourious Basterds. However, it seems unlikely that he will ever direct the film as he has also indicated that he would like his final film to be based on an original screenplay.
Less Than Zero remake
Less than zero is a 1987 drama about a trio of young adults in LA struggling with addiction and the shallow environment in which they live. It is based on a novel by american psycho writer Bret Easton Ellis and stars Andrew McCarthy, Jamie Gertz and Robert Downey Jr.
In 2010, it was reported that Tarantino had tried to get Fox to allow him to reshoot 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.
Medieval project without title
2010 fresh out Inglourious Basterds, Tarantino said his next feature film would be set in the Middle Ages. Despite the historical setting, the film should retain Tarantino’s hallmarks: excessive violence and vulgar language. Apparently he offered Helen Mirren a starring role as the foul queen, which she expressed an interest in.
It would be fascinating to see a Tarantino story set in the Middle Ages, especially with stars like Mirren. Most likely, it would again be a kind of cheeky rewriting of history: Tarantino’s equivalent to Yorgos Lanthimos The favourite.
In 2012, Tarantino said he would like to direct another revisionist history film titled killer crow. It aims to follow a group of African American soldiers who rebelled against their commanding officers during World War II. The idea started out as a subplot in the original Inglourious Basterds screenplay, but was eventually cut because the screenplay had become too long.
killer crows sounds like another Tarantino revenge saga, a mash-up of Basterds and Django Unchained. While this could certainly make for a good time at the cinema, Tarantino seems to be in a different creative realm now than when he began writing killer crowsuggesting it’s probably not coming to the screen.
Untitled project in the style of Howard Hawks
Tarantino is a big fan of screwball comedy, a romantic comedy genre that had its heyday in the 1940s and ’50s. In particular, he expressed a desire to direct one of his own, inspired by the director’s work Howard Hawks. Hawks films His girl Friday and Rio Bravo are among Tarantino’s absolute favourites.
While none of Tarantino’s films are true rom-coms, it’s clear that his writing style was heavily influenced by the classic screwball comedies. They were known for their fast-paced, witty dialogue and gender-role reversals, which were also hallmarks of QT’s work.
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