Quentin Tarantino: Earth Couldn't Handle My Serial Killer Project

Quentin Tarantino: Earth Couldn't Handle My Serial Killer Project

(AFP) Two-time Oscar winner Quentin Tarantino today revealed he was afraid to make any film about a serial killer, because such a production would “reveal my sickness far too much”.

“The planet Earth couldn’t handle my serial killer movie,” claimed the American director, who has a long history of ultra-violence in his films, from breakthrough box office smash “Pulp Fiction” (1995) through to last year’s “Django Unchained”.

Both those films which won the 50-year-old Academy Awards for best original screenplay.

Tarantino also penned the Oliver Stone-directed “Natural Born Killers” (1994), but disowned that film. “I hate that fucking movie,” he said. “If you like my stuff, don’t watch that movie.”

Tarantino was making a surprise visit to the 18th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) in South Korea, the first time he has attended the region’s largest cinematic gathering.

He took to the stage alongside Korean director Bong Joon-ho for an Open Talk lasting just over an hour in front of around 1,500 fans.

In a rambling, expansive and entertaining exchange, the filmmaker explained why it was that he had jumped from genre to genre throughout his career, touching on everything from westerns to war.

Tarantino was full of praise for Bong, whose apocalyptic English-language thriller “Snowpiercer” has been a $60 million box office smash in South Korea and is being lined up for a global release.

BIFF comes to a close Saturday.