News of the latest Quentin Tarantino film release date has been revealed. The iconic director’s ninth film had its synopsis revealed in Vanity Fair. The film is to be linked to Charles Manson and the Sharon Tate murders.
The ninth Quentin Tarantino film is to be released on 9th August 2019. This date is significant to the time period that the film is set in because it is the date on which Manson committed the Sharon Tate murders in 1969. That date will mark the 50th anniversary of the Manson Family’s infamous murders of Hollywood starlet Sharon Tate and four of her friends at the actress’s home.
Vanity Fair reported on the synopsis recently and said:
“Set in Los Angeles in the summer of 1969, Tarantino’s upcoming movie, according to a source who read the script, focuses on a male TV actor who’s had one hit series and his looking for a way to get into the film business. His sidekick — who’s also his stunt double — is looking for the same thing. The horrific murder of Sharon Tate and four of her friends by Charles Manson’s cult of followers serves as a backdrop to the main story.”
Whether this means that the characters will have any interaction or connection with the events of Manson’s crimes or if it is purely a reference to the date remains to be seen. We may have to wait until 2019 to find that out. Tarantino himself has recently tried to dispel the ‘rumours’ of the film’s link to Manson and recently distanced himself from the idea of a straight biopic.
Following Charles Manson’s death on 19th November, previously-made documentaries have been released and have capitalised on the news. Tarantino’s new film will begin filming in LA in June. There are no stars attached to the project just yet, but Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie are reportedly being courted by the filmmaker for roles in the film.
Tarantino has previously vowed to retire from directing with the release of his tenth film, which would make this upcoming 1969 project his penultimate movie.