Quentin Tarantino Reportedly Prepping His Last Ever Movie

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Iconic filmmaker Quentin Tarantino is about to start shopping his 10th and final feature film, according to a Tuesday report from Variety.

Tarantino is allegedly preparing to invite a slew of buyers to read his latest screenplay, and is planning to auction the movie off, Variety stated. Those close to Tarantino and the project told Variety that he’s hoping to get a deal similar to that brokered for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” Under such a deal, there was a significant theatrical release commitment, while ownership of the film’s copyright would return to him after 20  years.

Even reading the script appears to be a complex process with stringent security measures, Variety continued. For “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” studio executives had to go to Tarantino’s agent’s office in Beverly Hills and read through pages in a conference room. The measures were taken after the screenplay for Tarantino’s 2015 film “The Hateful Eight” leaked.

All that is known about the upcoming screenplay is that it’s called “The Movie Critic,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. The lead character is reportedly a female, and the whole thing is set in the 1970s. Both Variety and THR suggesting the story could be focused on Pauline Kline, a movie critic, essayist and novelist. (RELATED: ‘Yellowstone’ Spin-Off Starts Filming In Texas As Another Prequel Enters Official Development)

Tarantino is hoping to start directing the film in fall 2023, suggesting the process of purchase will have to move swiftly. While he did not directly claim this would be his last movie, Variety did. The truth of this remains to be seen.