Quentin Tarantino to retire from directing after 10th film

Posted on 18 November 2014
By Craig Kell
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Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has revealed that he will step down from directing after his tenth film.

The Oscar-winning director announced the news while speaking at the American Film Market last week.

He said: “I don’t believe you should stay on stage until people are begging you to get off. I like the idea of leaving them wanting a bit more. I do think directing is a young man’s game and I like the idea of an umbilical cord connection from my first to my last movie.”

Renowned for films like Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained, Tarantino is due to helm his eighth film which will be the western The Hateful Eight.

Set after the Civil War, the story focuses on a group of strangers who become snowbound while travelling across Wyoming during a harsh winter. However they get caught up in a deceitful plot that threatens to boil over.

Samuel L. Jackson, Channing Tatum, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kurt Russell and Tim Roth are amongst the stars who have joined the film which will premiere in late 2015.

Tarantino has said that he plans to spend his time writing plays and books but also suggested that his retirement plan may not be official.

“If, later on, I come across a good movie, I won’t not do it just because I said I wouldn’t. But ten and done, leaving them wanting more, that sounds right,” he added.

The Hateful Eight is expected to be released in the second half of 2015.