While Quentin Tarantino recently told Andy Cohen on his radio show that that Kill Bill 3 was still “in the cards” and alluded to the possibility of making the third installment in three years (after he tackles a play and his Bounty Law series).

Speaking with ConcequenceOfSound, Tarantino poured some cold water on the prospect of him directing that Star Trek project for Paramount Pictures that got a script from Mark L. Smith (The Revenant).

TARANTINO: “I think I’m steering away from Star Trek, but I haven’t had an official conversation with those guys yet. In a strange way, it seems like this movie, Hollywood, would be my last. So, I’ve kind of taken the pressure off myself to make that last big voilà kind of statement. I mean to such a degree there was a moment when I was writing and went, ‘Should I do this now? Should I do something else? Is this the 10th one?’ No, no don’t stop the planets from aligning, what are you, Galactus? If the Earth is saying do it, do it.”

Paramount recently hired Noah Hawley (Legion, Fargo) to write and direct Star Trek 4 with the Abrams cast expected to return.

It’s unknown what will ultimately happen with the Mark L. Smith script if Quentin decided to pass entirely on the film, even as a producer/godfather.

Quentin has stated publicly that he’s looking to make ten feature films and then retire from filmmaking to focus on writing books, plays, and television. He reinforces the idea that he is still planning on making that tenth film.

TARANTINO: “I don’t know. Like I said, I’m sitting in a different chair. Because even if I don’t make another movie again after this — I’m planning on doing another one. — but even if I don’t make another movie again after this, it’s like, well, I’ve done my movies. The culture can just put out, you know, a ‘gone for the next 20 years out for lunch sign,’ and, well, I’m done. I’m kind of looking forward to writing novels or plays and just actually even dealing with a smaller audience.”

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is his ninth movie and hasn’t made his plans crystal clear concerning the tenth/final film. I’m also sure how the film does during awards season will also have a contributing factor as if the movie earns a bunch of key Academy Awards for Tarantino that could push him more in an early retirement direction leaving on a high note.

However, with his recent talk about tackling Kill Bill 3 sounding more like a commitment than this Star Trek film, I wouldn’t be shocked if he made that his final film. Then again, Tarantino goes where the wind takes him with these films.


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