Quentin Tarantino Expresses Interest in Directing a Horror and Gangster Movie

Quentin Tarantino

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Over the course of his career, Quentin Tarantino has ventured into numerous genres with his films, including action/adventure, western, drama and more, but according to a recent interview with Time Out, there are still two genres left that the filmmaker is interested in exploring.

When asked about what kind of film he is “burning” to make by the outlet, while promoting The Hateful Eight, Tarantino replied, “There is not a genre left where I have that same burning desire I had to do a World War II–movie [Inglourious Basterds] or a martial-arts movie [Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2]. I think maybe the one genre left might be a 1930s-gangster movie, that kind of John Dillinger thing. I’m interested in doing something contemporary, where I can have a character who gets in a car and turns on the radio, so I can have a cool driving montage.”

The director continued, “And if I had all the time in the world, I would love to make a really, really scary horror film, like The Exorcist. But I don’t know if me taking my sense of humor and putting it in the backseat just to hit a tone of dread from beginning to end is the best use of my talents or my time.”

Tarantino also said in the interview that he plans on only making 10 films in total, something he has been saying for a while now, which means that since The Hateful Eight is his eighth film he has two more to go. Whether or not those two slots will be filled with a horror and gangster film remains to be seen, but it would undoubtedly be interesting to see Tarantino tackle a film of both genres.

The Hateful Eight is currently in theaters nationwide and stars Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern and James Parks.

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