Quentin Tarantino Is Getting His Very Own Documentary
Quentin Tarantino has enjoyed a long and successful career since he arrived in the early ’90s, from writing the screenplay for 1993's True Romance to confidently establishing his aesthetic with Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction. Joining greats like Stanley Kubrick, John Ford, Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen and more, Tarantino will also serve as the subject of his very own, fully authorized documentary.
According to Variety, production has begun on 21 Years: Quentin Tarantino, which will cover the first 21 years of the director’s career, from Reservoir Dogs to Django Unchained and his upcoming film The Hateful Eight. The documentary is being directed by Tara Wood, who previously helmed the similar 21 Years: Richard Linklater, following the idea that it takes 21 years to define a filmmaker’s career.
The Tarantino documentary will feature interviews with several actors who have been featured in his films, many of whom are frequent collaborators: Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta, Christoph Waltz, Lucy Liu, Zoe Bell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jamie Foxx, Eli Roth, Robert Forster, Diane Kruger, Michael Madsen and Kerry Washington
Wood offered a brief statement about her project:
Quentin is the most revolutionary, distinctive director of our time. There is no shortage of stories from his collaborators about what it takes to get his visionary style to the screen. It has been an enlightening process both personally and professionally.
The project is fully authorized with the cooperation of Tarantino himself, and as Wood notes in her statement, there should be plenty of interesting stories from those who have been fortunate enough to work with the famed director.
The Hateful Eight hits select, 70mm-equipped theaters on Christmas Day.