Quentin Tarantino Shares First Details About His Upcoming Final Film ‘The Movie Critic’

Quentin Tarantino Responds To Critics Of Violence/Language In His Work

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Seemingly prepared to make good on his long-running promise/threat that he’ll retire from directing movies after his tenth film, Quentin Tarantino is beginning to ramp up production on what’s set to be his final film, The Movie Critic, which is set to go into “pre-production” this month.

Taking place in California in the year 1977, Tarantino says The Movie Critic is “based on a guy who really lived, but was never really famous, and he used to write movie reviews for a p*** rag.”

“All the other stuff was too skanky to read but then there was this p*** rag that had a really interesting movie page. He wrote about mainstream movies and he was the second-string critic. I think he was a very good critic. He was as cynical as hell. His reviews were a cross between early Howard Stern and what Travis Bickle might be if he were a film critic. Think about Travis’ diary entries,” Tarantino told Deadline during a recent interview.

According to reports, production on The Movie Critic is set to begin in Los Angeles this fall. While Tarantino has long been known for having a stable of actors that he loves to work with, the acclaimed director previously indicated that he was hoping to cast someone he’s never worked with before in the lead role.

At this time, however, no leading contenders to fill out the roles in the film have been reported on or announced. Given that this is a Tarantino project, though, the lead is surely one of the most sought-after parts in Hollywood right now.

Luckily for fans of Tarantino’s work, just because he’ll be retiring from directing movies doesn’t mean he’s completely done creating, as the 60-year-old has previously indicated he plans to write more and might even develop something for TV.

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