Tarantino Might Direct a Western or a Gangster Movie Next
by Alex Billington
October 5, 2009
With Inglourious Basterds crossing $117 million total at the box office, it definitely seems like Quentin Tarantino is riding high again on the success of one of his movies, considering Grindhouse bombed just a few years back. The next big question is what he will end up directing next. Last week Tarantino spoke in Italy about the potential return of Kill Bill Vol. 3 but didn't exactly give as solid of a promise as he did with Basterds on a talk show at Cannes two years ago. However, Variety has a very brief update from Tarantino straight from the Morelia Film Festival in Mexico, where he says there's more than just that in the works.
There to promote "Inglourious Basterds" -- the festival opener -- the filmmaker said he wanted to give Uma Thurman's central character and her daughter Beebe 10 years of peace before the next bloody installment, which would push the project to 2014.
In a conference alongside "Basterds" star Eli Roth, Tarantino said that there would be one film in between, saying he was "wide open" to his next project. Tarantino added that he would like to do a "re-imagining" of a number of genres including a Western or a 1920s to '30s "Pretty Boy Floyd" type gangster movie.
Tarantino is one of those directors that could change his mind at any minute, but for now it sounds like he may end up making either a western or a gangster movie before Kill Bill 3, however, following Public Enemies, a gangster movie is probably not the best idea. We even ran a story back in July about Tarantino doing a western next because he mentioned that "I haven't done a western yet. I keep flirting about with it, but I haven't done it yet." We have no idea what the western or the gangster movie will be about, but anything made by Tarantino will probably be pretty unique. What do you want to see him do next?