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Quentin Tarantino says he wants to make a comedy film

The Oscar winning director also paid tribute to late legendary composer Ennio Morricone during Rome Film Festival

By Hollie Geraghty

Quentin Tarantino (Picture: YouTube)

Quentin Tarantino has said he wants to make a comedy film, but has “no idea” what his next project might be.

Speaking at the Rome Film Festival and reported by Variety, the director said he was working on projects including a film criticism book and a TV series, adding: “But first I want to make a comedy.”

The ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ director also described the bones of a possible future project.

He said: “It’s not like my next movie. It’s a piece of something else that I’m thinking about doing, and I’m not going to describe what it is,” he said. “But part of this thing, there is supposed to be a Spaghetti Western in it.”

“I’m looking forward to shooting that [thing] because it’s going to be really fun. Because I want to shoot it in the Spaghetti Western style where everybody’s speaking a different language,” Tarantino added, apparently before breaking into laughter.

“The Mexican Bandido is an Italian; the hero is an American; the bad sheriff is a German; the Mexican saloon girl is Israeli. And everybody is speaking a different language. And you [the actors] just know: OK, when he’s finished talking then I can talk.”

Towards the end of the talk, Tarantino paid tribute to legendary film composer and former collaborator Ennio Morricone, who composed the score for ‘The Hateful Eight’.

“This one should have an original score,” Tarantino recalled of his 2015 film. When the pair met in Rome, Morricone was booked for another job, but the composer told him he could provide three different arrangements of a theme he had thought about, along with unused tracks from John Carpenter’s 1982 film ‘The Thing’.

Tarantino remembered Morricone’s offer: “I think I can give you 20-25 minutes of original music that you can maybe stretch to 40 minutes, depending on the arrangement.”

“Then you can use unused tracks to ‘The Thing,’ and you’ve got a complete original score.” The director also remembered him as a “true giant”.

The Oscar-winning director, who has so far made nine films, said in 2016 that he planned to retire from filmmaking once he had made 10.

Speaking at Rome Film Festival where he received a lifetime achievement award, Tarantino said he said “no idea” what his next film might be. When asked if it could be ‘Kill Bill 3’ he responded “Why not?”