Quentin Tarantino certainly wasn’t joking when he said that he’ll retire after his tenth film.
Currently at the helm of his eighth film “The Hateful Eight”, the multiple award-winning filmmaker has revealed that his retirement plan is definite during a Q&A at the American Film Market. The revelation came after he revealed his plan to develop “The Hateful Eight” in 70mm film.
Back in 2012, the director mentioned his intention to retire as he told Playboy that he “wants to stop at a certain point” and that “the directors don’t get better as they get older”. His intention only seemed more serious when “The Hateful Eight” actress Jennifer Jason Leigh talked about being brought into Tarantino’s circle just before his retirement.
Both Kurt Russell and Samuel L. Jackson who were also at the Q&A session respectively asked the audience, “You don’t actually believe that s*it, do you?” and “What’s Quentin going to do with himself if he’s not doing this?”. Much to audiences’ dismay, Tarantino surprised them by saying:
I don’t believe you should stay on stage 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 ten-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 tenth, 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.
With only 2 films left, it just seems like the director is ready to take some time off filmmaking as he described that his days would consist of “writing plays and books, going gracefully into my tender years” when he’s not making movies.
Besides, “The Hateful Eight” might become one of the best films he has ever made since he doesn’t want to screw up his filmography. After all, most of his films such as Django Unchained and Pulp Fiction were nominated for several prestigious film awards such as the Oscar awards and the BAFTA awards. The production for “The Hateful Eight” will begin in January 2015 and the film stars Walton Goggins, Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth as Oswaldo Mobra, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, and Channing Tatum.
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