We all want it, believe me. Everybody wants it.
But the reality, I am told, is: Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood” is not a lock for the Cannes Film Festival next month. Sony is set to release the potential blockbuster on July 26th.
Ten days from the big announcement of Cannes movies, the word is that the film may be “OUT” for the time being.
It’s not a surprise. “OUT” is a major undertaking, with a huge cast, lots of working parts, as they say. It’s not easy to put a Tarantino movie together. Ask Fred Raskin, who edited “Django Unchained” and “The Hateful Eight.” He maybe the editor of this one, but so far there’s no name listed as editor on the imdb. It’s just assumed Raskin is heading the team.
But getting “OUT” right may take longer than April 18th or even May 21st, when it’s supposed to show at Cannes on the 25th anniversary of “Pulp Fiction” at Cannes. Of course, Cannes could show the classic film with Tarantino and the cast. They may, anyway. But having the new film would be a coup.
Cross fingers. There’s nothing more exciting than bringing a “wet” print to Cannes at the last minute. Quentin Tarantino is most wanted on the Croisette.