I guess it is true. All good things must come to an end some day and it seems like that day is coming soon for Quentin Tarantino and the fans of his movies.
According to Deadline, the Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained director is planning on retiring after he makes his tenth film (which means one more after his next one, The Hateful Eight).
“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,” the director said during an American Film Market panel. “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.”
He added that he plans on sticking to his ten film plan, but offers some hope that it could change due to plans later on that he doesn’t know of yet.
“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,” he said.
“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 would join recent famous directors like Steven Soderbergh and Hayao Miyazaki who have announced their retirements. The problem is both directors have found a way back into the game after announcing it. Soderbergh is currently working behind-the-scenes on Magic Mike XXL under a different name and Miyazaki recently released a new film, The Wind Rises, and hopes to stick with some new anime stories.
For now, Tarantino will be shifting his to his second to last film, The Hateful Eight, which he hopes to begin filming next month with an intended release date of next fall with a showing first at the Toronto Film Festival. The Hateful Eight stars Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, Channing Tatum, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Demian Bechir and Walton Goggins.