All I Want For Christmas Is A Quentin Tarantino Science Fiction Film
While another Firefly/Serenity movie would be ideal, however unlikely at this moment, I would really love to see Quentin Tarantino make a science fiction movie. He’s tackled many other genres such as Westerns (Django Unchained), Kung Fu (Kill Bill), and the World War II movie (Inglourious Basterds). Tarantino has also made a number of films in obscure sub-genres like Blaxploitation (Jackie Brown) and Slasher/Grindhouse (Death Proof). So far, however, he has yet to make a science fiction film. I think he’d completely subvert the genre and deliver a movie that is something different and interesting.
A filmmaker with a vast knowledge of cinema, especially genre cinema, would re-imagine what we think of as science fiction with whatever movie he would deliver. Although it would be somewhat tough to see Quentin Tarantino tackle an alien invasion movie or an action/adventure in the sci-fi genre, it would still be something worth watching simply because Tarantino’s name is attached. Maybe a science fiction movie would be too expensive for the 50-year-old writer/director to make, or maybe high-concept sci-fi is just outside of his wheelhouse, but it’s just something I’d like to see happen one day.
Tarantino has often stated that he will retire from filmmaking sooner rather than later, and I’m afraid that may happen before Tarantino makes the sci-fi movie I know he has inside of him. Tarantino has said his next movie will be another Western, so maybe after that he will reach for the stars with a science fiction flick. Considering that director Edgar Wright (a director I feel is closely tied to Tarantino in terms of subverting movie genres) has made a science fiction film with The World’s End, it’s about time that we see the Pulp Fiction director expand to new horizons and boldly go where no one has gone before…