Quentin Tarantino has been on a press tour to promote his new novelization as Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and while he’s spend a lot of time talking about hypothetical things he might direct (likely won’t), he mused during an interview with The Q&A With Jeff Goldsmith Podcast (via The Playlist) about Robert Rodriguez directing a spinoff film about the Lancer stuff, where Timothy Olyphant played James Stacy aka Johnny Madrid Lancer.
“I actually imagine when I send Robert Rodriguez Once Upon A Time In Hollywood [the novelization], I think he’s going to read the book and go, ‘Well, what’s going on with Lancer? If you don’t want to do it, I’ll do it! I could see that being a great Robert Rodriguez movie,” Tarantino said on the podcast about Rodriguez potentially being allowed to make a spinoff film.
The pair have a longstanding relationship as Quentin Tarantino appeared as an actor in Robert’s Desperado, Planet Terror as part of their double-feature experiment Grindhouse, and the vampire pic From Dusk Till Dawn (also written by Tarantino). They also co-directed on rarely talked about Tim Roth-led hotel anthology Four Rooms the first Sin City movie.
However, Rodriguez is busy as it comes. He recently wrapped on the Star Wars series The Book of Boba Fett for Lucasfilm, is currently working on the Ben Affleck thriller Hypnotic, and also developing a sequel to We Can Be Heroes for Netflix. It remains to be seen if he’d want to make a Lancer movie but being a workaholic he’d find time at some point.