(Paris) Cult American director Quentin Tarantino announced on Wednesday that he intended to shoot his tenth film “in the fall”, scheduled to be the ultimate of his career.

“I have finished the script for what will be my last film,” said the director of Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill or Inglourious Basterds, interviewed in Paris on the occasion of the release of his new essay Cinéma Speculations (Flammarion) by the general delegate of the Cannes Film Festival, Thierry Frémaux.

“I imagine I’ll probably shoot it in the fall,” he added, adding that any rumors that may have swirled about this movie were just speculation.

Titled The Movie Critic, the film will be set in 1977, he simply specified. It “is not devoted to a film critic journalist” and “is not a biographical film of Pauline Kael”, a critical figure of the New Yorker who died in 2001, as some media have recently mentioned.

Director of films full of cinephile references, Tarantino, 60, already paid homage to the American cinema of the late 1960s and the beginning of the 1970s that he loved in his ninth and last film, Once upon a time in… Hollywood (2019).

He has repeatedly said he wants to end his career once he has made ten films (counting the two volumes of Kill Bill as one), further fueling his fans’ expectations of this upcoming opus.