It’s safe to say, months removed from its release, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is a rousing success, not just creatively (though awards do seem to be on the horizon) but also financially. And as with the release of any film from Quentin Tarantino, all the talk now revolves around when we might see the next feature. This is especially the case now that the next film is likely going to be Tarantino’s 10th and final film.
While speaking at the recent BAFTA: A Life in Pictures event (via Variety), Tarantino shed some light on what his hypothetical timeline might be for what’s next. And unlike previous films, considering he had some downtime after writing the script for ‘Once Upon a Time,’ the filmmaker finds himself with a bunch of projects on the docket.
“So I finished ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,’ finished that script, put it aside, and then I wrote a play,” said Tarantino. “And then I wrote a five-episode TV series. And right now I’m writing a book and I’m hoping that I’ll be finished in three months.”
He added, “So the idea will be hopefully by March maybe I’ll be finished with the book – and then, theoretically, maybe I’ll do the play, and then theoretically I’ll do the TV show, and then by that point I’ll be thinking maybe what I’ll do for the 10th movie.”
While he didn’t give many details about what those additional non-film projects might be, the filmmaker did explain that if he does venture into the world of TV, he’s not interested in doing some sort of epic.
Tarantino said that “the way people are doing series now, it’s an idea that’s been in my head since the ’90s…and especially something that would all be written by me and all directed by me. I don’t know if I really want to spend nine months doing something like that, though. But I do have an idea for a series, but it wouldn’t be quite that epic a thing.”
He ended the discussion by saying he “has no idea” what his 10th film will be, right now. But even with a full slate of projects he has in front of him, he promises fans that a 10th film is on the horizon. We just have no clue when.