In Moscow to attend the premiere of his Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, director Quentin Tarantino sat for a press conference where he was inevitably asked about the status of his 10th (and, allegedly, final) film, to which he replied:
"If you think about the idea of all the movies telling one story and each film is like a train boxcar connected to each other, this one would sort of be the big show-stopping climax of it all. And I could imagine that the 10th one would be a little more epilogue-y."
A curious choice of words, but we think we see what he's getting at here. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood does, indeed, feel like the culmination of Tarantino's entire filmography up to this point, and if that's the spectacular finish - to be followed by something a bit more low-key, or comparatively minor - that'd be an interesting way to wrap up his run.
THR's story goes on to describe the director's visit to Russia thusly:
"Tarantino's visit to Moscow featured, among other things, tasting cheese presented to him by a Moscow farmer and taking a tour of the Kremlin. On the tour, he was accompanied by Russia's culture minister, Vladimir Medinsky, who is known for his anti-Hollywood attitude."
I'm only including the above here because the idea of Quentin Tarantino being led around by a Hollywood-hating culture minister and being compelled to eat cheese strikes me as very funny. Your mileage may vary. If you didn't get a kick out of that, well, I'm sorry. We're all doing our best out here.
Stay tuned for more on Quentin Tarantino's final film, whatever it may be.