Streaming films don't exist in the Zeitgeist, says Quentin Tarantino
He reiterated that The Movie Critic will be his last film
Earlier, filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has previously said he will retire after his 10th film. However, during a conversation at the Cannes Film Festival, he reiterated that The Movie Critic is his last, as "it's just time to go out" -- while streaming films are having their moment.
According to People, he said, "I like the idea of going out on top. I like the idea of giving it my all for 30 years and then saying, 'Okay, that's enough'. And I don't like working to diminishing returns. And I mean, now is a good time because I mean, what even is a motion picture anyway anymore? Is it just something that they show on Apple? That would be diminishing returns."
Noting that he sees a lot of films after they stream on OTT platforms, Tarantino said that the films should, however, release in theatres first.
Citing Ryan Reynolds's partnership with Netflix as an example, he said, "I'm not picking on anybody, but apparently for Netflix, Ryan Reynolds has made $50 million on this movie and $50 million on that movie. I don't know what any of those movies are. I've never seen them. Have you? Well, good for him that he's making so much money. But those movies don't exist in the zeitgeist. It's almost like they don't even exist," he added.
Meanwhile, the script of The Movie Critic was ready in March, and Tarantino will direct the film in the fall. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is set in Los Angeles during the late 1970s and centers around a female lead.