Quentin Tarantino has had a longtime cut-off date of when he wants to stop directing films and for a while that has been 10 movies. More recently during the Cannes Film Festival, he suggested that it could also be when he turns 60 or whatever happens first.
While speaking with GQ Australia, Tarantino suggests because of how Once Upon A Time In Hollywood has been received it might be a reason to end the run here. Making the 9th installment potentially his last theatrical effort.
TARANTINO: “I think when it comes to theatrical movies, I’ve come to the end of the road. I see myself writing film 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.”
“…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.”
Quentin has other projects in the fire with his Star Trek project written by Mark L. Smith (The Revenant) at Paramount Pictures and is producing a Django/Zorro crossover flick (may land at Sony Pictures).
While his run of theatrical films might come to an end he’s been suggesting for years wanting to tackle multiple mini-series and television. There seems to be a budding relationship developing between Tarantino and Netflix, as an extended cut of The Hateful Eight is coming to the streaming service. You can also stream a bulk of his movies currently on Netflix as well.
Seeing Quentin move into television/streaming feels like logical move as it would allow him to explore his characters beyond a single theatrical installment. He’s been just as much obsessed with television as he has been with filmmaking.
Then again, he could be just posturing and will end up making his 10th film. These comments could have more to do with that he hasn’t decided what that next film will be.
SOURCE GQ AUSTRALIA