Now that The Hateful Eight has been released, we can all wonder what Quentin Tarantino will do for his ninth movie. The director is never short on possibilities, although it seems like his immediate attention might be going towards turning Hateful Eight into a stage play.
But when he does return to the screen, one of the ideas he’s had brewing is an Australian-set film set in the 1930s. Speaking to So, Is It Any Good?, Tarantino revealed that every time he’s in Australia, he gets an idea for this movie, which would be a “Bonnie and Clydish-story.”
It would be interesting to see Tarantino try to take on another country’s history for one of his movies. While there were hints of it in Inglourious Basterds, the film kept the Americans as one of the main POVs throughout the story. To see Tarantino completely immerse one of his movies in Australia’s 1930s would be a fun experiment, especially since U.S. audiences are probably unfamiliar with the Australian cultural landscape of that time as opposed to Basterds, which at least gave audiences the comfort of the World War II genre.
However, you can still chalk this up to a big “maybe”. Tarantino strikes me as a guy who constantly has ideas for new stories, and I believe him that it’s being in Australia that spurs the creativity for this one as opposed to some internal force that demands he must make this movie no matter what.