During production on his eighth film The Hateful Eight, Quentin Tarantino revealed that he plans to call time on his directing career after ten movies, stating that “I don’t believe you should stay on stage until people are begging you to get off.”
Over the past couple of years, the acclaimed filmmaker has reiterated that stance on several occasions, and he’s been at it again this past week, stating at the Adobe Max conference (via Complex) that he has only two films left before he will “drop the mic. Boom. Tell everybody: ‘Match that shit’.”
Asked how he defines success, Tarantino replied: “Hopefully, the way I define success when I finish my career is that I’m considered one of the greatest filmmakers that ever lived. And going further, a great artist, not just filmmaker.”
Tarantino is yet to announce what his ninth movie will be, but he is currently researching cinema from the year 1970 for a new project, which may become a book, a documentary, or even a podcast.