Published Feb 17, 2016Movie music maestro Ennio Morricone continues to thrive, having recently completed the score for Quentin Tarantino's latest film The Hateful Eight. At 87, it would be perfectly reasonable for Morricone to retire by now. Instead, he's already planning his next Tarantino team-up.
Speaking with Deadline, Morricone explained that the two have already started plotting their next collaboration.
"Tarantino has already told me that there will be a next movie that we are going to make together," Morricone said. "I told him that in the future I would like to have much more time. I would like to start working with him even long before in order to have the time to work, to think about the music, and also to exchange more ideas with him about what I am going to score for him. I never ask any director to work with me, but it was Tarantino who told me, 'OK, there will be a next time.'"
Morricone rarely leaves his European home, but he'll soon visit Los Angeles to attend the Academy Awards, where his Hateful Eight work was nominated for an award.
Even if he doesn't win Best Score, it'll still be a worthwhile visit to California — as Billboard reports, Morricone is receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 26.
Watch a recent video of Morricone conducting the Czech National Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios below.