Unlike, say, fellow filmmaker Steven Soderbergh, Reservoir Dogs and The Hateful Eight director Quentin Tarantino has been staunch in his retirement plans, stating time and time again that he plans to stop after his 10th directorial effort.
Given that the Western whodunnit marked his eighth, that means Tarantino has two more features left in the tank before calling time on his decorated career as a filmmaker. Speaking at the Adobe Max creativity conference in San Diego – as relayed by The Hollywood Reporter – Tarantino stated the he fully intends to “drop the mic. Boom. Tell everybody, ‘Match that shit’. Hopefully, the way I define success when I finish my career is that I’m considered one of the greatest filmmakers that ever lived. And going further, a great artist, not just filmmaker.”
Not one to set modest ambitions, it’s interesting to hear that Quentin Tarantino has a desire to work in other mediums – you didn’t think he’d retire altogether now, did you? – possibly opening up the field for a move into TV. That’s all still up in the air, though, but expect more information to come to light soon.
That’s because the director has revealed in the past that he’s currently researching 1970 – a year he considers to be one of the most important in cinema history – for an unspecified historical nonfiction project. Outside of that, a Bonnie and Clyde-style period romp is also said to be in the cards.
So, there you have it; by his own reckoning, Quentin Tarantino has another two feature films cramming up the pipeline before he bids adieu to his filmmaking career.