Quentin Tarantino To Retire After 10th Film?

Quentin Tarantino has dropped a bombshell by announcing that he has plans to retire after his tenth film. The news will come as a shock to many, especially as his latest film, the highly anticipated The Hateful Eight is yet to begin filming.

Although not a definitive decision, the legendary director made the announcement while speaking as part of a Q&A at the American Film Market.

"It’s not etched in stone, but that is the plan. If I get to the tenth, do a good job and don’t screw it up, well that sounds like a good way to end the old career. If, later on, I come across a good movie, I won’t not do it just because I said I wouldn’t. But ten and done, leaving them wanting more, that sounds right."

"I like that I will leave a ten-film filmography, and so I’ve got two more to go after this."

The Hateful Eight is to begin shooting in January and is set to star Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson and Jennifer Jason Leigh in what is sure to be an insanely bloody Western in typical Tarantino style. The film’s basic premise is that Russell is escorting a fugitive Leigh across the old west in the dead of winter. As a blizzard closes in they are forced to shelter at an inn where they meet six more hateful souls. We can only guess the majority of them don’t make it out alive.

The thought of only three more Tarantino films is depressing, but seeing as so much time and creative mastery is involved in everything he does, at least we know we will be treated to three classics.

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