Say it ain’t so!
Despite a career marked by critical acclaim and box-office success, the director who brought us such fan-favourite hits as “Pulp Fiction”, “Django Unchained” and “The Hateful Eight” has confirmed reports that he’ll be hanging it up after making two more films.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Quentin Tarantino announced his impending retirement during an appearance today at Adoble Max, a “creativity conference” held in San Diego, revealing he’ll retire from filmmaking after making his 10th movie (his latest, “The Hateful Eight”, was his eighth).
“Drop the mic. Boom. Tell everybody, ‘Match that s**t,'” he told the audience at the event.
However, don’t expect that retirement to be coming anytime soon. As Tarantino explained, he’s currently working on a project involving the year 1970, which he considers to be the most pivotal year in cinema history — and it may not necessarily wind up as a movie.
“It could be a book, a documentary, a five-part podcast,” he says.
During the discussion, Tarantino was asked how he defined success, and his humility-free response resulted in applause and laughter from the crowd. “Hopefully, the way I define success when I finish my career is that I’m considered one of the greatest filmmakers that ever lived,” he said. “And going further, a great artist, not just filmmaker.”