Quentin Tarantino’s new film is well over two hours long, but that could soon change.
The veteran director is premiering his 9th feature film at the illustrious Cannes Film Festival, where it has received rave reviews and even a 6-minute long standing ovation.
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood’s runtime has been clocked at 159 minutes — or two hours and 39 minutes. Tarantino has now said that he is considering making the movie even longer.
“I may make it longer,” the filmmaker said the day after audiences first saw the movie.
The film originally had a runtime of four hours and 20 minutes, but editor Fred Raskin worked hard to cut it down so that it could debut at Cannes.
“I wouldn’t take anything else out,” Tarantino continued. “I’m going to explore possibly putting something back in. If anything, I wanted to go to Cannes too short. If I’m going to err, I’m going to err on too tight.”
This would not be the first time the 56-year-old director has re-edited a film following its premiere — he did the same after Inglourious Basterds premiered at Cannes ten years ago.
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood will be available to the public on July 26th.