Why Quentin Tarantino will never make a Marvel film: ‘I’m not looking for a job’
Empire UK is on course for a brilliant year. In November, we’re celebrating the 30th anniversary of the publication of The Empire Strikes Back.
In May, the BBC’s Doctor Who will celebrate its 50th anniversary. But the moment that will go down in history is when Empire UK will bring you the news that Quentin Tarantino, the man responsible for both Death Proof and Pulp Fiction will join us. In fact, we’re so delighted that he has agreed to make a film for our annual awards, which will be shown on the night. But of course, we can’t tell you what it is.
Why? Because, we’re not looking for a job.
For years, Tarantino has been one of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities, but, since leaving the film industry, he’s become more of an outspoken political animal.
Tarantino is perhaps best known as the author of the script for Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof, a film which was based on an idea by James Ellroy and stars Kurt Russell. He also wrote the film adaptation of Pulp Fiction, the story of a killer who shoots prostitutes who have been forced into prostitution.
He is currently working on an adaptation of the graphic novel V for Vendetta, which is a celebration of George Orwell’s philosophy of censorship, and in the new film he stars in, they’re hoping to make a film about the Russian Revolution.
At a time when Hollywood is struggling to shake off a stereotype that it is all too often out of touch with the world around it, Tarantino is pushing back against the idea that the world of cinema is an insular world that only deals with what is popular.
“I’m not looking for a job, honestly. I don’t know if I’m looking for a job,” he said when he was asked if he was looking for a job in an in-depth interview