The arrival of a new Quentin Tarantino film is always worth celebrating, not only because it involves, y'know, getting to see a new Tarantino film, but also because it usually involves QT making the interview rounds, which is always a delight. Whether he's casually threatening to retire, shit-talking The Matrix Reloaded, or shutting butts, dude always gives great interview.
Which brings us to Tarantino's recent hour-long interview with What The Flick?!, wherein the Hateful Eight director follows up on the fate of Kill Bill Vol. 3 and talks about what other mediums he might end up working in:
There definitely is a possibility. Stop short of saying 'a probability'...I put the character of Beatrix Kiddo through a lot, and so I wanted her to have this much time for peace, to have some time with her daughter and not be in the genre machine.
...The thing about (Kill Bill) was that is probably my most visionary cinematic contribution. Now, since then, my work has taken a turn toward the literary. It's gotten denser and denser - with this one, The Hateful Eight, probably being the densest of the group - and that seems to be where I'm going eventually, too. Writing novels and writing plays and theater and stuff. Eventually. So it would be nice to go back a visceral world that's not all about the words anymore.
The way he says that thing at the end there - the desire to write plays or novels - almost sounds like something Tarantino's just tossing out as a for-instance, but What The Flick?! host Ben Mankiewicz asks if that's really the plan. "That's kinda the idea, yeah," Tarantino says. Interesting!
As for Kill Bill Vol. 3: given some of the other mighta-been projects Tarantino's mentioned over the years (remember when he was seriously talking about making The Vega Brothers?), there's not telling if it'll actually happen, but Tarantino has been beating this drum for years now, and he does mention that he has an "idea" for Kill Bill Vol. 3 that would rely upon all involved being visibly older. So, who knows? Maybe it'll happen!
Check out the full interview below.