– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Over the past month or so, there have been big updates regarding Quentin Tarantino and his latest, currently untitled film. Now, in a report from TheWrap, we’ve learned that the flick is now shooting for an August 9, 2019 release date.

This would give the movie plenty of breathing space to hit that date. Usually, a big blockbuster would need to begin shooting 11-13 months prior to its release. We are currently around 20 months from release now, and Tarantino already has a workable script. This means he has time to get all the preproduction done, as well as time to shoot it right and get all the post done perfectly before its release. Plus, given that this isn’t quite of big blockbuster size (with a budget of just south of $100 million), it’ll enjoy an even more leisurely pace.

Tarantino’s ninth film is set to take place in 1969, with the Charles Manson murders expected to be a part of the story in some way. Tarantino himself clarified that the movie will mostly follow an actor and stuntman working to get into the film business. We’ll have to wait and see how these different aspects work together, but Tarantino has proven with films like Inglourious Basterds that he’s able to weave in many different plotlines into a cohesive and effective story. It is worth noting, that despite Tarantino playing down the Manson aspect, this release date does line up with the death of Sharon Tate, who was one of the victims of the Manson murders.

This film is set to be distributed by Sony. On the heels of the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations, Tarantino chose to part ways with his long time contributor. All major studios (save for Disney) competed to release Tarantino’s next flick, and Sony eventually came out on top.

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.