Legendary director and fan favourite, Quentin Tarantino, has once again outlined plans to retire after his tenth film, revealing his latest update on the matter during a visit to Real Time With Bill Maher whilst promoting the novelisation of his 2019 film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.
“I know film history and from here on in, filmmakers do not get better. Don Siegel. If he had quit his career in 1979 when he did Escape from Alcatraz, what a final film! What a mic drop. But he dribbles away with two more other ones, he doesn’t mean it,” Tarantino responded to Maher’s question about why he would want to retire at the height of his career.
Aside from turning towards writing fiction and film criticism post-retirement, the iconic filmmaker has hinted that he once considered making his final project a reboot of his very first – Reservoir Dogs.
However, he dismissed the notion off-hand, adding: “That’s kind of a ‘capture time in a moment’ kind of thing.” Nevertheless, the idea of a circular filmography did appeal to him for some time. “I won’t do it, internet,” he added. “But I considered it.”
Thereafter, the director kept his cards close to his chest as he has done ever since the script to The Hateful 8 was leaked online prior to the film’s release. Thus, what awaits remains a mystery, but it is certain to be interesting.
For now, you can relive the joys of Once Upon A Tim in Hollywood via the novelisation trailer below.