Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has re-affirmed that he still plans to give up directing with his tenth film, which would be his next effort after this month’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”.
The Oscar-winning filmmaker has previously said that he wants to give up moviemaking with his tenth film because he wants to leave behind a body of work without a misfire, and fears his directing output will drop in quality if he just keeps going on. He reiterated that whilst speaking with GQ Australia this week (via Collider) where he said:
“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.”
Could he retire early, as in after “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” has been released? Tarantino thought the question over and said: “Well, um, 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.”
The outlet also spoke with the film’s star Brad Pitt who believes Tarantino is serious about retiring:
“No, I don’t think he’s bluffing at all. I think he’s dead serious. And I kind of openly lament that to him, but he understands the math of when he feels like directors start falling off their game. But he has other plans and we’re not going to have to say goodbye for a long time.”
Tarantino remains in talks to work on a “Star Trek” film for producer J.J. Abrams based on his own original idea, but that project hasn’t moved much and it’s unclear if Tarantino would direct it. “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” opens July 26th.