Last year, Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight marked the eighth film for the controversial director. The filmmaker, who helped revitalize the independent film movement in the 1990s, has said several times in the past that he plans on retiring after making 10 films in total, which means we have just two more left until he calls it quits. While some have questioned whether he’ll really retire, it seems the director is sticking to his guns.
The Hollywood Reporter attended the Adobe Max creativity conference in San Diego, where the filmmaker reiterated his desire to retire after 10 films. While he hasn’t stated which will be his next two projects, he did add how he’d like to define success in his career. Here’s what the filmmaker had to say below.
“Drop the mic. Boom. Tell everybody, ‘Match that shit,’ 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.”
Quentin Tarantino revealed last summer that he is planning a third Western film, and he also said earlier this year that his next film will be a “Bonnie and Clyde-esque” tale set in 1930s Australia. While we don’t know if this will actually be his third Western project, the director also shed some light on his creative process. Here’s what he had to say about how he prepares himself to write a new script.
“So much of [the movie’s language] revolves around a sound or a song. Before I’ve started, I’m seriously thinking about the music. I’m listening to a track and picturing everyone at the Cannes Palais just loving it.”
Most recently, the director teased that he has been working on a new 1970s project, reiterating his comments from last month where he said this project could be “a book, a documentary, a five-part podcast,” but he doesn’t know how it will be crafted quite yet. Quentin Tarantino is coming off back-to-back Westerns, 2012’s Django Unchained and last year’s The Hateful Eight. Hopefully we’ll find out more about his next film in the near future.