The most we’ve heard about Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film is that it deals heavily with the Manson Family murders of 1969, most notably that of Sharon Tate. And while that is the truth, it isn’t the whole truth. Be forewarned, you’re about to read the most Hollywood sentence of all time: During a brunch for Sofia Coppola’s latest film, The Beguiled, at Estrella on Sunset, Quentin Tarantino started talking about his new film, and told everyone, “It’s not Charles Manson, it’s 1969” – sidebar, am I the only one who can’t believe this came from Tarantino’s mouth in that it isn’t 300 words long or littered with way too many obscure movie references?
I kid. I’m actually really excited about this movie, I just wish we knew a little bit more about it. At this point, all we know is that it will be non-chronological and have a lot to do with the murders. So, on the Tarantino curve, that means we know nothing. Tarantino reportedly did some pitch meetings this week as he settles on a studio to produce the project, and has spent the last few months splitting his time between pre-production on this film, and his engagement to Israeli singer Daniella Pick. The two have had an on- and off-again relationship since the director met her on the set of Inglourious Basterds in 2009, but he proposed a few months before announcing his retirement from directing.
With all this in mind, it’s safe to say that, whatever this movie ends up being, it’s going to be big. If Tarantino does plan to follow through with his promise of retirement – which it seems like he will considering this engagement – he’ll probably be looking for any opportunity to put as many of his unused ideas as possible into his last handful of movies. Doing a tapestry of the US in 1969 screams “passion project,” and I wouldn’t be surprised if we end up seeing a very different kind of Tarantino than the one we’re used to.
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