Quentin Tarantino Scraps “The Movie Critic” as His Final Film

Quentin Tarantino at CinemaCon in 2018
Quentin Tarantino at CinemaCon in 2018. Photo by Dan Steinberg/REX/Shutterstock (9640757ac)

Quentin Tarantino managed to build a lot of hype for his next film The Movie Critic, but he decided to pull the plug. The Oscar-winning filmmaker reportedly dropped this project, which was supposed to star Brad Pitt, and he’s looking for new ideas for his final film.

The Movie Critic was supposed to be set in 1977 California and center on the cynical movie critic who used to write for an adult magazine. This film was supposed to reunite Tarantino with Brad Pitt, the star of Inglourious Basterds and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, in addition to starring several actors from the director’s previous films.

Despite being one of the buzziest new projects on the block, The Movie Critic is no longer happening. Tarantino reportedly had a change of heart after rewriting the script and decided to scrap it entirely.

Whatever movie Tarantino decides to do next it will be his tenth and most likely final project since he’s been dropping hints about his potential retirement for years.

“I don’t believe you should stay onstage until people are begging you to get off. I like the idea of leaving them wanting a bit more. I do think directing is a young man’s game, and I like the idea of an umbilical cord connection from my first to my last movie,” he told Deadline in 2014.