Quentin Tarantino has been a delight to the senses in Hollywood since his critically acclaimed hit Reservoir Dogs (1992). Fast forward to the year 2021, we’ve already reached nine films, that being, Once Upon A Time In…Hollywood (2019) is unsurprisingly a box-office hit. I must admit that it’s perplexing to picture the great Tarantino after only 10 films stepping away from the director’s chair indefinitely. As we, the fans chomp down on our fingernails anticipating what’s the next move for the director. Allow me from one fan to another to conjure up some ideas for his final film. While we are at it let’s include some unmade films of his that he may return to complete. Here are 10 films Quentin Tarantino could direct next.
10.) Kill Bill: Puff Adder’s Revenge
A third and final installment to the Kill Bill franchise wouldn’t hurt anybody. Granted, this could be directed by someone that Tarantino trusts while he just supervises. I would love for him to direct a story about Copperhead’s daughter, Puff Adder, as she seeks revenge on an old weathered Beatrix. If this does become reality, please, have Adder played by actress Zazie Beetz. While she uses a pair of kusarigama as her weapon of choice.
9.) Spy Film Starring Idris Elba
James Bond, you say? Wrong! Tarantino has been outspoken when it came to directing Casino Royale after Kill Bill. That ship has long sailed. To tell you the truth, great; I’m happy that it has because he could make his own over-the-top, intense spy movie. Set in the Cold War would be fantastic!
8.) 1930s Aussie Gangsters
In an interview with SoIsItAnyGood promoting The Hateful Eight (2015), Tarantino shares his idea on a film based down under:
“I do have an idea for an Australian film that would take place in the ’30s. It would be a Bonnie and Clyde-ish story with a couple of outlaws in Australia. We’ll see what happens.”
This sounds like such an interesting project but for some reason, I’m not 100% on board with this as other films on this list. It really depends who he casts because if it’s Margot Robbie and Hugh Jackman I’m in.
7.) Blood Meridian: A Western-Gothic
Author Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian is an absolutely haunting, gory, sadistic, and panic-inducing ride in the Old West. Meridian follows protagonist “Kid” as he saddles up with a gang of professional “scalp-hunters that’s hired to wipe out a Native tribe down in Mexico. This has Tarantino’s name written all over it. What do you guys think?
6.) Risqué European Film
In an interview with The Telegraph Tarantino teases the idea of directing/writing a film all-about sex:
“I came up with the idea of like a cool sex movie that would take place in Stockholm, with a couple of Americans visiting a couple of Swedish friends,” Tarantino said. “Kind of like the girls in ‘Death Proof,’ just going out drinking, having a good time, hooking up. If I actually do an erotic movie, I’m going to have to reveal what I find sexy, what turns me on. And when it comes to sex in movies, it’s got to be kind of kinky, because that’s what’s cinematic, that’s what’s fun. But my problem wouldn’t be revealing myself. My problem would be doing a press tour talking about me revealing myself. And how creepy that would be, how creepy the questions would be.”
This gives me serious Nymphomaniac vibes. Not sure if this would be a box-office success, but who knows in 2021.
5.) Dial M for Murder Remake
One of Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest getting the Tarantino touch would be an interesting take on the classic film. I know some would be opposed to this idea but I see this going in the direction of John Carpenter’s The Thing and Scarface (1983). Both incredible films that many people are unaware of are remakes. If you haven’t seen this movie then watch it on Tubi now for free. One of the greatest murder-mysteries in film history.
Quentin Tarantino writing and directing his very own slasher is overkill and by gosh darn it… We deserve such a masterpiece as a final goodbye from cinema. One request, have it set in the 70s or 80s.
3.) Science Fiction
Seeing his final film go to outer space would be so much. He has flirted with the idea of directing an R-rated Star Trek. The sky is the limit for what he can do in such an environment. If he does go with this genre then it’ll be his most ambitious film yet.
2.) Killer Crow
In an interview with The Root, Tarantino showed immense enthusiasm in an Inglorious Basterds spin-off. Where the audience follows a platoon of black soldiers in WW2 that go AWOL after being betrayed by their white American counterparts on the frontlines. Below is a direct quote by the director:
“My original idea for Inglourious Basterds way back when was that this [would be] a huge story that included the [smaller] story that you saw in the film, but also followed a bunch of black troops, and they had been f–ked over by the American military and kind of go apes–t. They basically — the way Lt. Aldo Raines (Brad Pitt) and the Basterds are having an “Apache resistance” — [the] black troops go on an Apache warpath and kill a bunch of white soldiers and white officers on a military base and are just making a warpath to Switzerland. So that was always going to be part of it. And I was going to do it as a miniseries, and that was going to be one of the big storylines. When I decided to try to turn it into a movie, that was a section I had to take out to help tame my material. I have most of that written. It’s ready to go; I just have to write the second half of it…That would be the third of the trilogy. It would be [connected to] Inglourious Basterds, too, because Inglourious Basterds are in it, but it is about the soldiers. It would be called Killer Crow or something like that.”
1.) Comic Book Movie
It can be Marvel, DC, Darkhorse, Variant, mangas, or something indie. We would all love to see it!