While speaking at the Rome Film Festival on Tuesday, director Quentin Tarantino hinted that his next project may be a comedy western.
The man behind some of Hollywood’s biggest movies like Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill 1 & 2 is in Italy to receive a lifetime achievement award. While speaking about his 32-year career to date, Tarantino revealed some vague details about what projects he may have on the horizon. Speaking of his pair of Kill Bill movies, he said “Why not?” when asked if he has any plans for a rumored third film in the series. Yet he didn’t expand on the comment past that.
Quentin Tarantino has made nine films as a director, but also shared that he has “no idea” what his next movie will be. He has a film criticism book on the way and a possible TV series in the works as well. However, while speaking at the festival, he shared that he hopes to make another movie before filming a TV series. In fact, he hinted at creating something a little different when he stated, “But first I want to make a comedy.”
Quentin Tarantino Describes Unspecified Comedic Western Project
Fans of Quentin Tarantino’s work may be surprised about the director wanting to make a comedy. Yet anyone that’s watched his movies knows that there is often comedic relief in his films. It’s typically sprinkled in among foul-mouthed dialogue, unique plotlines, and a heavy dose of violence that is commonplace in a Tarantino movie.
The famed director is also no stranger to western films. Tarantino loves old Sergio Leone movies. He has a huge admiration for Italian western-styled films that rose to prominence in the 1960s. While speaking with Rome Film Festival chief Antonio Monda, he gave subtle details about his possible next project.
“It’s a piece of something else that I’m thinking about doing. And I’m not going to describe what it is,” Quentin Tarantino told Monda, according to Variety. “But part of this thing, there is supposed to be a Spaghetti Western in it.”
The Italian westerns have already influenced many of his movies to date. Tarantino’s 2012 movie starring Jamie Foxx, Django Unchained, and 2015’s The Hateful Eight clearly take notes from the old Italian films. Even the Kill Bill movies share many surprising similarities. The director seems pumped about the prospect of seeing the new project possibly come into fruition.
“I’m looking forward to shooting that because it’s going to be really fun. Because I want to shoot it in the Spaghetti Western style. Where everybody’s speaking a different language,” he said with a laugh.
“The Mexican Bandido is an Italian; the hero is an American; the bad sheriff is a German; the Mexican saloon girl is Israeli. And everybody is speaking a different language. And you [the actors] just know: OK, when he’s finished talking then I can talk,” Tarantino joked.