Blockbuster auteur Quentin Tarantino is reportedly taking a stab at the Manson Family murders that shocked the world in 1969. Led by Charles Manson, the cult became infamous for violently crashing a house in Los Angeles and subsequently killing nine people, including actress Sharon Tate who was the then wife of another brilliant director Roman Polanski. The incident was especially heartbreaking because Tate was eight months pregnant when she was murdered. Two years later, Manson and the other members of his cult were sentenced to life imprisonment for the massacre and several other murders they committed in their 1969 crime spree.
While far from being a stranger to gore and violence, this is the first time that Tarantino will tackle a project that contains a terrifyingly bloody non-fiction material.
According to reports, Tarantino is expected to cast “Inglorious Basterds” star Brad Pitt and Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence for the movie. Margot Robbie’s name also came up as the potential cast for the role of Tate.
Last year, the Pulp Fiction writer-director announced his plans to retire at the Adobe Max creativity conference in San Diego. Tarantino hinted he will only be doing two more films before calling it quits. A huge speculation from fans and the press indicate that the final two films could be a “Bonnie and Clyde-esque” story which he expressed interest in making, and the last chapter of his most popular work, Kill Bill.
Tarantino has created a body of work that appealed to critics and the mainstream masses. The chart below lists his filmography and their corresponding grosses in millions. Note: Reservoir Dogs, Jackie Brown, and Four Rooms didn’t get a worldwide relase.