Quentin Tarantino set to retire from directing movies: ‘I’ve come to the end of the road’
Quentin Tarantino may be packing away the director’s chair soon as the filmmaker says he’s ready to retire.
The 56-year-old recently finished working on the star-studded Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, which stars the likes of Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Leonardo DiCaprio, but it could be one of his final movie projects.
In an interview with GQ Australia magazine, the director explained that he’s ‘come to the end of the road’ of his time behind the lens after creating some of Hollywood’s most iconic movies such as Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs.
The director said: ‘I think when it comes to theatrical movies, I’ve come to the end of the road.
‘I see myself writing books and starting to write theatre, so I’ll still be creative. I just think I’ve given all I have to give to movies.’
Quentin even says that if Once Upon a Time In Hollywood is a huge success he’ll quit while he’s ahead which, let’s face it, it probably will be with that stellar cast and epic plot.
‘If it’s really well received, maybe I won’t go to 10. Maybe I’ll stop right now! Maybe I’ll stop while I’m ahead. We’ll see,’ he explained.
Even Brad Pitt, who himself said he may be too old for acting now, admitted the director is ‘dead serious’ about his plans to quit Hollywood.
Brad chimed in: ‘And I kind of openly lament that to him, but he understands the math of when he feels like directors start falling off their game.
‘But he has other plans and we’re not going to have to say goodbye for a long time.’
Quentin may have to eat his words though as Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, his ninth movie, received rave reviews at Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, and earned a seven-minute standing ovation at its screening.
But maybe the filmmaker has forgotten he still has one more movie in the pipeline…
Before he actually retires, Quentin is expected to give us a new Star Trek movie and recently confirmed that while a ‘script does exist’, there’s still plenty of work to be done.
And, staying true to the explicit nature of his previous work, he promised it will be R-rated.
May as well leave with a bang, right?
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