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Tarantino ditches “The Movie Critic”, leaves fans in suspense

Quentin Tarantino ditches "The Movie Critic", leaving fans with more cliffhangers than a Kill Bill sequel. What's next? Stay tuned (and maybe bring popcorn).

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Quentin Tarantino, the mastermind behind iconic films like “Pulp Fiction” and “Reservoir Dogs,” has delivered a surprise twist off-screen. The director has shelved “The Movie Critic,” the project he previously announced as his potential tenth and final film, according to Variety.

This news comes as a disappointment to fans who were eagerly awaiting details about the film. “The Movie Critic” was shrouded in some mystery, but glimpses offered by Tarantino himself fueled anticipation. Set in 1970s Los Angeles, the film reportedly centered around a film critic who wrote insightful reviews for a “porn magazine,” a unique and potentially controversial premise. Rumors swirled that Brad Pitt, already attached to the project, might play a character reminiscent of Cliff Booth from “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” In the film’s novelization, Booth is portrayed as a passionate movie buff, hinting at a possible connection.

The Kill Bill director himself remained tight-lipped about the plot during a Cannes Film Festival appearance last year, playfully telling the audience, “You just have to wait and see.” However, the wait is officially over, with reports confirming Tarantino’s decision to move on from the project entirely. There’s no indication of plans to rewrite the script or revisit the concept in the future.

Past developments on “The Movie Critic”

Prior to this news, “The Movie Critic” appeared to be on track for production. Casting Brad Pitt, a frequent Tarantino collaborator, was a significant step forward. Additionally, the film secured a substantial $20 million tax subsidy from the state of California. These developments highlight the serious pre-production efforts that ultimately went unrealized.

With “The Movie Critic” out of the picture, Quentin Tarantino’s next project remains a mystery. In 2019, he opted out of an R-rated “Star Trek” film, citing its large scale and expressing a preference for projects targeting a “smaller audience.” This suggests his next venture might be a more intimate and personal story.

While fans may be disappointed about the demise of “The Movie Critic,” Tarantino’s decision opens the door for a fresh and unexpected project. Speculation will undoubtedly run wild until the acclaimed director unveils his next cinematic masterpiece.

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