Quentin Tarantino seems set on doing only one final film. However, he seems undecided what that final film will be. He’s teased his R-rated Star Trek film, a sequel to Kill Bill Vol. 3, and now he’s pitching the idea he might be interested in his final film being…a horror film. Speaking with The Independent, due to him being on a press tour for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Tarantino connected a scene in his newest film with the inspiration to potentially end on a horror film:
If I come up with a terrific horror film story, I will do that as my tenth movie. I love horror movies. I would love to do a horror film. I do actually think that the Spahn Ranch sequence is the closest to a horror sequence. I do think it’s vaguely terrifying. And I didn’t quite realize how good we did it, frankly, until my editor told me. I made some reference about the killers walking up a hill… He goes, “the Spahn Ranch sequence is a horror film… it’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre with a budget. It’s like Brad Pitt is walking into The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. It’s f–king terrifying.” I go, “Wow, I’m glad! Really?!” Because I hadn’t seen anything. And when I look at it, I think, “Yeah, this is sorta like The Texas Chain Saw Massacre,” which is about as good a compliment as you can make.
While we obviously won’t find out for a few years what his final film will be, seeing a three to four year gap between each film he does, it’s clear Tarantino is having quite the deliberation on how he wants to end his career as a director. Stay tuned!