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Quentin Tarantino Scraps His Last Film ‘The Movie Critic’

Quentin Tarantino scraps his last film, going back to the drawing board. Back in 2022, the famed director announced his tenth film would be his final one. He has directed nine standalone films over the past 30 years. “I’ve been doing it for a long time; I’ve been doing it for 30 years. And it’s time to wrap up the show," he said at the time. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="612"] (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)[/caption] What Was The Movie Critic About? Per The Hollywood Reporter, Tarantino, 61, was working on The Movie Critic for months, but is completely scrapping the idea. The project was scheduled to shoot for one day in August before it began production in early 2025. Set in 1977 California, The Movie Critic initially drew inspiration from a cynical movie critic that the filmmaker grew up reading. Sources tell THR the film "morphed" along the way into a film that would feature Brad Pitt reprising his role as Cliff Booth, the stuntman he portrayed in the Oscar-winning 2019 performance in Tarantino’s previous film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. It is unclear if this film was going to be a prequel or a sequel to Hollywood. No studio was attached to The Movie Critic, which is the latest project to fall by the wayside for Tarantino. He previously worked on an R-rated Star Trek movie for Paramount that didn't come to fruition. [inlink id="quentin-tarantino-criticizes-streaming-films" text="RELATED: Quentin Tarantino Criticizes Streaming Films"] Tarantino kicked off his big-screen directorial debut with 1992’s Reservoir Dogs. Most recently, he won two Oscars for the nearly three-hour Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. He won an Oscar for both 1994’s Pulp Fiction and 2012’s Django Unchained. The remainder of his directed standalone features include Jackie Brown (1997), Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003), Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004), Inglourious Basterds (2009), and The Hateful Eight (2015). On X (formerly Twitter), fans slammed Tarantino for wanting to hit a certain number of films before retiring as a director. One person wrote: "he's overthinking it because of this dumb ten-movie limit. handcuffed to anxiety over his own legacy. very lame imo." Another thought the same, commenting, "He gonna curse himself with this 10 film limit." A third said, "Why is even putting a lid on his career in the first place, he hasn't done enough films to be calling it quits. Guys are working well into their 70s now." Some fans had suggestions for other projects for Tarantino. "He obviously dropped it to direct Spider-Man 4," joked one fan. One added a fan-made poster and suggested: "Kill Bill Vol. 3 [looking eyes emoji]." Another suggested the video game: "Devil May Cry movie adaptation." Another fan joked about his alleged foot fetish, writing, "Introducing 'The Foot Critic'." Kill Bill star Uma Thurman celebrated the 30th anniversary of Pulp Fiction (where she starred as Mia Wallace) today on Instagram. Reflecting on the film, Uma wrote in her caption: "trying to forget anything as intriguing as this would be an exercise in futility." Fans went wild in the comments, with many asking: "Kill Bill Vol 3??" One person asked, " that The Movie Critic is out of the picture i smell a 3rd collaboration ??" [select-listicle listicle_id="515690" syndication_name="quentin-tarantino-10-best-movies-ranked" description="yes"]

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