Quentin Tarantino has his next several months mapped out. He plans to finish writing a book, do a play, work on a TV series and then figure out what his 10th movie will be, the writer-director told a packed audience at a BAFTA event in London on Wednesday night.
Without going into detail, Tarantino said that there had been a gap between finishing the writing of “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and production of the movie – an evidently fruitful period in terms of new work.
“Normally when I finish a script we pretty much go right into production on it,” Tarantino said. “When I finished ‘Hollywood,’ I wasn’t ready to start. Part of the reason I wasn’t ready to start it was because I was just really plugged into writing at that point.
“So I finished ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,’ finished that script, put it aside, and then I wrote a play. And then I wrote a five-episode TV series. And right now I’m writing a book and I’m hoping that I’ll be finished in three months. So the idea will be hopefully by March maybe I’ll be finished with the book – and then, theoretically, maybe I’ll do the play, and then theoretically I’ll do the TV show, and then by that point I’ll be thinking maybe what I’ll do for the 10th movie.”
Tarantino had previously told Deadline about a writing a fictional TV show, “Bounty Law,” for the “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” character Rick Dalton. Unfortunately for the Tarantino fans packed into the Odeon Luxe in London’s Leicester Square on Wednesday evening, he did not dish any more on the aforementioned projects before leaving the stage to cheers and applause.