Speculation as to what Quentin Tarantino‘s next project would be following last year’s The Hateful Eight has been at an all time high, especially in light of his claims of retiring after his tenth film (which this will be). The director has been said to be looking into a number of potential projects including the Pulp Fiction–Reservoir Dogs prequel Double-V Vega, Kill Bill: Vol. 3, the WWII Black soldier actioner Killer Crow, a kung-fu movie filmed entirely in Mandarin, a Bonnie and Clyde-esque drama set in 1930s Australia and a historical nonfiction project centered around the year 1970. Tarantino is notorious for announcing projects that don’t end up getting made. And his latest official announcement will seem to put to rest any possibility of those other films ever being made.
According to a report by THR, Tarantino has written a film based on the Manson Family, a quasi-commune led by cult leader Charles Manson who committed a series of nine murders at four different locations in July and August of 1969. One of their victims was Sharon Tate, the actress and wife of director Roman Polanski who was murdered while eight months pregnant, along with four other people. It’s likely Tarantino’s film will follow the family during their murder spree and feature Tate’s murder. Given the arteur’s penchant for depicting graphic violence, this film could end up being his most grisly yet. Manson, who’s been imprisoned at California State Prison in Corcoran since 1989, has left a lasting effect on pop culture permeating even through to today.
Tarantino is reportedly eying previous collaborators Samuel L. Jackson and Brad Pitt to star as well as newcomers Jennifer Lawrence and Margot Robbie both being considered for the role of Sharon Tate. Pitt’s only Tarantinoverse film to date is Inglourious Basterds, while Jackson has appeared in six total. Any of these actors and actresses would be excellent additions to this project, and if it does end up being Tarantino’s last movie, you can bet it will be his most gripping and violent one to date, considering who’s at the helm.
Stay tuned for more information on this as it becomes available.