In an interview with Cinema Blend, Tarantino talked yet again about his desire to create a Star Trek movie.
The director said he’s considered making the movie his last film. He said it’d be rated-R, which was inspired by the success of Deadpool, which was also rated-R.
“Deadpool showed that you can rethink these things, do them in a different way,” Tarantino said. “So really, even before JJ [Abrams] knew what the idea was, his feeling was, if it wants to be an R rating, fine. If it wants to be The Wild Bunch in space, fine.”
He continued, saying it would still feel like a Quentin Tarantino movie, and brought up comments Simon Pegg has made that a Star Trek made by the director wouldn’t be too Tarantino.
“I get annoyed at Simon Pegg. He doesn’t know anything about what’s going on and he keeps making all these comments as if he knows about stuff. One of the comments he said, he’s like “Well, look, it’s not going to be Pulp Fiction in space.” Yes, it is! If I do it, that’s exactly what it’ll be,” he said.
“It’ll be Pulp Fiction in space. That Pulp Fiction-y aspect, when I read the script, I felt, I have never read a science fiction movie that has this sh*t in it, ever. There’s no science fiction movie that has this in it. And they said, I know, that’s why we want to make it. It’s, at the very least, unique in that regard.”
It sounds like he’s serious about this movie and has put a lot of thought into it, so we’ll have to wait and see if he ever actually makes it.
Prior to the premiere, he asked who got to see it early to not give away any spoilers.
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is Tarantino’s ninth film and uses the Manson Family murders as a backdrop.
Sony Pictures tweeted the statement with the hashtag #NoSpoilersInHollywood.
“I love Cinema. You love Cinema. It’s the journey of discovering a story for the first time,” Taratino’s statement begins.
“I’m thrilled to be here in Cannes to share ‘Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood’ with the festival audience,” he continues. “The cast and crew have worked so hard to create something original, and I only ask that everyone avoids revealing anything that would prevent later audiences from experiencing the film in the same way.”
— Sony Pictures (@SonyPictures) May 20, 2019
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood takes place in 1969 in Los Angeles and stars Pitt and DiCaprio in the lead roles. As previously reported, DiCaprio is set to play Rick Dalton, a “former star of a western TV series.” Pitt will play Cliff Booth, who is Dalton’s “longtime stunt double.” The two characters are “struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor… Sharon Tate.”
Margot Robbie will star as Sharon Tate, an actress who was killed along with several others who were apart of Manson’s cult. It was recently announced that actor Damon Herriman will play Manson in the film.
The films cast also includes Al Pacino, Timothy Olyphant, Kurt Russell, Lena Dunham, Dakota Fanning and many more.
Charles Manson, who died back in November, was the leader of the Manson Family, a murderous cult. The cult was connected with the murders of actress Tate, who was pregnant at the time. Also, they allegedly murdered several others in Los Angeles during July and August of 1969.
The film will be released July 26. It was initially set to appear in theaters on August 9, the 50th anniversary of the murder of Tate and her friends. However, it was moved to avoid possible controversy.
You can see a trailer for the film below.
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