In a deal that seems only fitting, The Weinstein Co has acquired worldwide rights, excluding French-speaking territories, to the upcoming documentary 21 Years: Quentin Tarantino. Produced and directed by Tara Wood, the film stems from the idea that an artist’s career can be characterized by its first 21 years and will take a behind-the-scenes look at Tarantino’s revolutionary body of work.
Harvey and Bob Weinstein began working with Tarantino nearly 25 years ago on his first film Reservoir Dogs and have partnered with him on all of his projects since.
This is Wood’s second film in a series. She previously made 21 Years: Richard Linklater and is in the preliminary stages of her third installation.
The look at Tarantino will feature conversations with frequent collaborators as well as friends and fellow filmmakers about what it’s like to work with the writer/director and be part of his unique, yet often controversial, process. A process that has created such iconic movies as Pulp Fiction, Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained.
Harvey Weinstein says, “Working with Quentin time and time again continues to be one of the highlights in my career both at Miramax and TWC — not only because he’s one of our industry’s true visionaries and auteurs, but because he’s become a true friend to Bob and me over the past 20 years. There’s a universal understanding when you hear the name Tarantino. Tara’s film will give audiences a glimpse into the man we have had the honor of knowing and we couldn’t think of a better home for a film documenting Quentin.”
The deal was negotiated by James Allen, David Glasser, Jennifer Malloy and Michal Podell Steinberg for TWC with Tara Wood on behalf of Wood Entertainment.