Critically acclaimed director/writer, Quentin Tarantino, has recently stated in a Q&A with Deadline that he has made plans to retire, opting to leave the industry after his tenth film. He stated that leaving people wanting more "sounds right," though he cautioned that "nothing is etched in stone."
The enigmatic director had this to say about his upcoming plans:
"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."
It's hard to see an industry without Tarantino in it. Since his directorial debut with 1992's Reservoir Dogs, the directors name has become synonymous with original movies that have set the industry standard for quality and success.
Fear not however, when pressed by faithful alumni Samuel L. Jackson on what he would plan to do upon retirement, he retorted with this:
"Writing plays and books, going gracefully into my tender years, I don’t believe you should stay onstage until people are begging you to get off."
It does seem rather unlikely that Tarantino will bow out of this industry. After all, this is the same man who threw a strop and claimed to have binned the 'Hateful Eight' project after the script was leaked.
All we can do is wait for the cinematic release of the Hateful Eight and hope that Quentin Tarantino doesn't bow out. However, if he does, there couldn't possibly be a better time to go out on a high. His last cinematic release was the Oscar winning Django Unchained. I, for one, will miss him if he does.