Tarantino scraps his 10th film, ‘The Movie Critic’, with Brad Pitt; doesn’t give reason for action

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Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Legendary filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, who is known for ‘Pulp Fiction’, ‘Django Unchained’, ‘Reservoir Dogs’, and others, is not interested in making ‘The Movie Critic’, which he previously said would be his final directorial venture.

The director has given the project a thumbs down, reports ‘Variety’.

‘The Movie Critic’ would have been Tarantino’s 10th feature film, but sources say he won’t be looking to rewrite the script or revive the project, instead making plans to move on to something new.

As per ‘Variety’, Brad Pitt had been cast in a lead role in the film. At one point, Tarantino had said the 1977-set film was about a small-time movie critic who wrote smart reviews for a porn magazine. It was also rumoured that Pitt would play some form of his ‘Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood’ character Cliff Booth, who in Tarantino’s novelisation of the feature was a big movie buff.

Tarantino talked briefly about ‘The Movie Critic’ before an audience at the Cannes Film Festival last year, saying, “I can’t tell you guys (anything) until you see the movie. I’m tempted to do some of the character’s monologues right now, but I’m not going to. Maybe if there were less video cameras. You just have to wait and see.”

The news was first reported by ‘Deadline’.

The plan to film ‘The Movie Critic’ was moving along before Tarantino had a change of heart. In addition to casting Pitt, the production had secured a $20 million tax subsidy from the state of California.

It remains uncertain which project the auteur will pursue next, as he had also decided against an R-rated ‘Star Trek’ film in 2019, saying it was too big a project.

“Look, I might come up with a really big idea. But right now, the idea of a smaller audience almost all the way around is appealing to me,” he said at the time.



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