Quentin Tarantino To Retire As A Director After Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
The 56-year-old director has said on a few occasions that he intends to make 10 films before bowing out from work behind the camera. This latest offering, which is due to be released on 15 August in the UK, is his ninth feature film.
But, even if this is true, it might not be the last we see of Tarantino. He's also said that he might consider moving to writing instead of directing.
The Pulp Fiction director told GQ Australia: "I think when it comes to theatrical movies, I've come to the end of the road.
"I see myself writing books and starting to write theatre, so I'll still be creative. I just think I've given all I have to give to movies."
The often-controversial filmmaker sparked this particular conversation when asked what he would do if his next film was a runaway success.
He answered: "If it's really well received, maybe I won't go to 10. Maybe I'll stop right now! Maybe I'll stop while I'm ahead. We'll see."
That said being said, Brad Pitt - who plays stuntman Cliff Booth in OUATIH - said that whilst Tarantino is 'dead serious' about quitting showbiz, he thinks 'we're not going to have to say goodbye for a long time'.
To be fair, depending on what your outlook is, Tarantino could already be on 10 films. Most people accept Kill Bill: Volume 1 and Volume 2 as two parts of the same film.
Tarantino made his name after shooting Reservoir Dogs in 1992 and continued that success with Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill: Volume 1 + 2, Deathproof, Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, and The Hateful Eight.
If he was planning to make a tenth film, he already has a template for what he'd like to do. Tarantino has long said that he'd be keen to direct a Star Trek film.
He's been talking about it for a few years now, and has had discussions with both Paramount - who own the rights to the current Star Trek movie franchise - and director JJ Abrams.
It is thought that Tarantino wants Paramount to allow him to make an R-rated version of the classic franchise.
After premiering Once Upon a Time... at Cannes Film Festival last month, he said that he would like to return to his Star Trek idea.
He also told Empire last week: "There's a script that exists for it now. I need to weigh in on it, but I haven't been able to do that yet."
Let's see what he comes up with...
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