Quentin Tarantino Plans Retirement After Completion Of Tenth Film
September 24, 2018
Acclaimed writer and director, Quentin Tarantino (55) is known for his gritty, brutal and stylized approach to writing and filmmaking. He has been acknowledged by multiple critics as one of the best filmmakers of our generation, worked with superstars like Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz and Jamie Foxx and has amassed over $960.8 million from just his top three movies alone. Despite his love for cinema, Tarantino officially announced in 2016 that he plans to retire after the completion of his tenth film.
Tarantino reportedly visited the Jerusalem Cinematheque to make the announcement and expressed his distaste for continuing to work until he can’t anymore. He said
“I’m planning on stopping at 10, so it will be two more,” Tarantino said. “I don’t want to be an old man filmmaker, directors don’t get better as they get older and usually the worst films in their filmography are those last four at the end.”
Years passed, movies were made and now we are approaching the 2019 premiere of his ninth movie, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”- the story of a washed up television actor and his stunt double trying to revitalize their careers in Los Angeles during the Helter Skelter reign of terror in 1969. Even though the movie hasn’t even finished filming, Tarantino is already in talks with another acclaimed director- J.J. Abrams about his next blockbuster.
“The Hollywood Reporter” claims the two visionaries have been discussing the prospect of adding another installment to the current “Star Trek” revival franchise. The director has raved about his love for the “Star Trek” universe and his ideas for a full length movie.
The only thing that limited them was their ‘60s budget and eight-day shooting schedule,Tarantino said speaking to “Nerdist”. You could take some of the classic episodes and easily expand them to 90 minutes or more and do some amazing, amazing stuff.
Tarantino’s fans will be undoubtedly disheartened to see him go but Tarantino himself sees his departure as a good thing, 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.