Quentin Tarantino, whose 1994 masterpiece “Pulp Fiction” revolutionized filmmaking and whose latest movie, the 2015 Western “The Hateful Eight,” flopped at the domestic box office, has been threatening for some time to retire after he directs his 10th feature film.
Tarantino, 53, doubled down on that pledge during an appearance this week at the Adobe Max creativity conference in San Diego, according to The Hollywood Reporter. After confirming that he intends to stop after 10 movies, he reportedly said: “Drop the mic. Boom. Tell everybody, ‘Match that shit.'”
That would mean he’s good for two more movies, considering that his two “Kill Bill” movies are generally counted as one.
He has teased that his next full-length scripted film will be a “Bonnie and Clyde-esque” saga set in 1930s Australia, the report notes. In the meantime, he’s also working on a project focusing on the year 1970, although he does not know what form it will take.
Tarantino is quoted saying of the 1970 project: “It could be a book, a documentary, a five-part podcast.”