Quentin Tarantino May Retire After His Tenth Film

Director Quentin Tarantino‘s films have cemented themselves into popular culture since his 1992 release Reservoir Dogs. His upcoming film, The Hateful Eight, will be released next year. Getting ramped up and ready for production, Tarantino spoke frankly to the American Film Market about his plans for retirement. He mentions the premise of retiring at the top of his game, a strategy used by many celebrities and athletes.

Deadline scooped the story up originally and here is what the famous director had to say:

“I don’t believe you should stay onstage until people are begging you to get off, I like the idea of leaving them wanting a bit more. I do think directing is a young man’s game, and I like the idea of an umbilical cord connection from my first to my last movie. I’m not trying to ridicule anyone who thinks differently, but I want to go out while I’m still hard. … I like that I will leave a 10-film filmography, and so I’ve got two more to go after this. It’s not etched in stone, but that is the plan. If I get to the 10th, do a good job and don’t screw it up, well that sounds like a good way to end the old career. If, later on, I come across a good movie, I won’t not do it just because I said I wouldn’t. But 10 and done, leaving them wanting more — that sounds right.”

Tarantino further explained how he hopes The Hateful Eight will change how people look at showing films in digital, as his film prints will be shown in 70mm. The film is set for release in the 4th quarter of 2015 and will star Walton Goggins, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, and Demian Bichir. Sound back in the comments and let us know if you want to see Tarantino make films for the rest of his life like Martin Scorsese or Woody Allen.

Sam Cohen
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