The man who helped make Samuel L Jackson a household name has made plans to retire.
During a speaking engagement at the American Film Market, Tarantino revealed that he plans to retire after releasing his tenth film.
After The Hateful Eight the director says that completing ten films and leaving people wanting more “sounds right”, though he cautioned that “nothing is etched in stone”.
“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.”
If this is true then fans of Tarantino will sorely miss the director and his somewhat different approach to films (looks like ill have to expand my blu-ray collection to make room for a few more Tarantino releases).
The Hateful Eight is slated for a 2015 release and from the looks of it will have an all star cast including former stars Samuel L Jackson, Tim Roth & Michael Madsen.