The duo want to continue their successful partnership.
Speaking to Deadline, Morricone said: “Tarantino has already told me that there will be a next movie that we are going to make together.”
Morricone’s score for The Hateful Eight, which has already won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award, was originally composed for John Carpenter’s 1982 horror classic The Thing, due to Morricone not having time to write a new one.
Next time round Morricone hopes to have enough notice to write a completely original score: “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.”
It’s something of a change of heart for 87-year-old Morricone, who said in 2013 after the release of Django Unchained that he would never work with Tarantino again because he “places music in his films without coherence.”
Morricone has already won two awards for the score, and is up for one more: he’ll find out whether he’s won the Oscar for Best Original Score at this year’s ceremony on February 28.