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Tarantino Says He Considered A Reservoir Dogs Remake As His Last Film

"I won't do it."


Writer-director Quentin Tarantino is making one more movie, and then he plans to retire. But what will the final film be? We still don't know for sure, but Tarantino recently told Bill Maher that he considered dipping back into his past for his final movie by remaking Reservoir Dogs.

"I considered a remake of Reservoir Dogs as my last movie," he revealed, before turning to the camera and gesturing to make it extra clear. "I won't do it, internet, alright, but I considered it."

Released in 1992, Reservoir Dogs was Tarantino's first big movie, so it would have been a very full circle type of moment for him to remake it as his last film.

The movie follows the story of thieves who run into trouble when things get messy. The film stars Michael Madsen, Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Chris Penn, and Steve Buscemi. Tarantino followed it up with a string of other popular and successful films, including Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, the two Kill Bill movies, Death Proof, Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight, and Once Upon a Time In Hollywood.

Also in the interview, Tarantino spoke again about his forthcoming retirement. He re-confirmed that he plans to make one more movie and then retire. Pressed by Maher to explain and defend his decision, Tarantino said that as a student of cinema and the history of film, he has observed a trend that directors who make acclaimed films rarely go out on a high note.

"Working for 30 years, doing as many movies as I've done, that's a long career--that's a really long career. And I've given it everything I have," he said.

In a previous interview, Tarantino said he believes that "most directors have horrible last movies," and he doesn't want this to be true for himself.

"Usually their worst movies are their last movies," he said. "That's the case for most of the Golden Age directors that ended up making their last movies in the late '60s and the '70s, then that ended up being the case for most of the New Hollywood directors who made their last movies in the late '80s and the '90s. I mean, most directors' last films are f**king lousy."

Tarantino has not officially announced any plans for a new movie, but he said in November 2019 that he planned to eventually make at least one more movie.

"There will be a 10th one, yes," Tarantino said at an appearance in London (via NME). "I have no idea what it’s going to be. It's going to be a little bit down the line."

There was talk of Tarantino directing a Star Trek movie, but that is no longer the case. Tarantino is now doing press to promote the novelization of Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, which reveals some of Cliff Booth's backstory.

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