Just over a year ago, Quentin Tarantino stated that he didn’t “want to be an old-man filmmaker”, suggesting he could bring an end to his illustrious career after reaching ten movies, which would mean he had two or three left in the tank, depending on how you class Kill Bill. Well, it seems he’s now had a change of heart, telling So Film (via Independent.ie) that he still has more to do before he decides to call it a day – although the long-rumoured Kill Bill Vol. 3 may not be part of that.
“There was a time when I said I wanted to stop after 10 movies, but I went back on the idea. OK, it would sound really cool because it’s a round number and it would make sense as I would have made three movies per decade, but it’s not fixed in time. I still have some more things to do before being done with movies. Up to now, everything’s fine. To me, the last 20 years have gone well: I’m happy with my career, I’m happy to be where I am now, I’m happy with the way my work has been received, inside the cinema industry and outside. But it might not last. At the minute, I only answer to my own ideas, even if I try my hardest not to be conscious about myself and about what I do. In fact, the person I trust least to talk about my work is myself.”
And as for future projects, it seems he’s undecided about his next step, although he did indicate just last month that he was looking to follow Django Unchained with another Western – which may even have a Japanese setting judging by his latest comments: “I’ve done what I wanted to do by the time I was this age. Today, I’m further down the road. There are no genres I absolutely want to do any more, like ticking boxes: ‘This, done’. I don’t think about Kill Bill 3 that much, as… we already visited them. If there was something I would like to work on again, it would be Honshu’s movies, maybe. Or a horror movie perhaps.”