Might as well go out with a bang, right? If director Quentin Tarantino holds true to his years of threats that he’ll be retiring after his latest production, it makes a certain amount of sense that he’d want to round up the best possible collection of cast members that a career full of masterpieces, cult classics, and divisive efforts has earned him. While fans will have to wait with baited breath to see if a Samuel L. Jackson or Leonardo DiCaprio return is in the cards or not (my dark horse candidate: bring back Kurt Russell again!), it’s surely music to many a movie aficionado’s ear to know that Brad Pitt will be back for a third time in a Tarantino film, following the brilliant “Inglourious Basterds” and “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.”
As for Tarantino, he has long talked about his (self-imposed) retirement coming after his 10th movie, which admittedly requires a bit of finagling to account for both “Kill Bill” films. After years of hemming and hawing, it seems he’s actually serious about it this time. It still feels a little silly to me to cut short one’s own passion in life for the sake of not wanting to be the last person at the party — an understandable concern, to be fair. But, man, we only get one kick at the can in life, and it’d be a shame to live in a world where, love him or hate him, we no longer get Tarantino movies every few years. That’s not to say he’s about to drop off the map entirely, mind you, as we just heard word that he’ll be busy writing another book.
Either way, stay tuned to /Film for more updates.