Why Sony Took a Pricey Bet on Tarantino and ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

Despite glowing reviews, A-list movie stars and a singular filmmaker who inspired an across-the-board studio bidding war, Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” still represented a massive creative risk for financier and distributor Sony Pictures. Now it seems a risk well taken, as the studio marks a career-best opening weekend for Tarantino, […]

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Quentin Tarantino Shares His Vision of an R-rated Star Trek Movie

Quentin Tarantino has shared his vision for the much-discussed Star Trek project, which – if it is ever approved for production – is expected to mark his final film as a director.

During a recent interview with Deadline, Tarantino spoke about his interest in exploring strange new worlds with Star Trek producer JJ Abrams, who reportedly supported his idea of boldly going with an R-rated entry.

“Deadpool showed that you can rethink these things, do them in a different way,” Tarantino explained. “So really, even before JJ knew what the idea was, his feeling was, if it wants to be an R rating, fine.”

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Quentin Tarantino Is Engaged to Girlfriend Daniela Pick: Report

Quentin Tarantino is reportedly engaged to girlfriend Daniela Pick, according to The Times of Israel.

The director, 54, met the Israeli singer in 2009 while promoting his film Inglorious Basterds. The two have had an on-again off-again relationship, but appear to be settling down.

Pick, 33, reportedly confirmed the news to Ynet and said that the couple were “very happy and excited.” She is the daughter of Israeli singer and songwriter Tzvika Pick.

The article by The Times of Israel was tweeted from the official account of The New Beverly Cinema movie theater in Los Angeles, which Tarantino owns.

Reps for Tarantino could not be reached by PEOPLE. He has never been married.

Tarantino made headlines last year when he revealed that he was planning to retire from filmmaking after completing his 10th film — meaning his next two films will be his last.

“Drop the mic. Boom. Tell everybody, ‘Match that s—,’” he said back in November at the Adobe Max conference in San Diego.

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And with eight films and two Oscar wins already under his belt, Tarantino said he hopes to be remembered as one of the “greatest filmmakers that ever lived.”

“Hopefully, the way I define success when I finish my career is that I’m considered one of the greatest filmmakers that ever lived. And going further, a great artist, not just filmmaker,” he said.


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