Famed director Quentin Tarantino may be calling it quits soon. During a speaking engagement at the American Film Market, Tarantino revealed that he plans to retire after releasing his 10th film. ”If I get to the tenth, do a good job and don’t screw it up, well that sounds like a good way to end the old career,” he said. “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.”
Tarantino’s directorial debut, Reservoir Dogs hit theaters in 1992. Since then, he’s steered seven additional movies including the cult classic Pulp Fiction and the 2012 blockbuster, Django Unchained.
“I don’t believe you should stay on stage until people are begging you to get off,” he added. “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. I’m not trying to ridicule anyone who thinks differently, but I want to go out while I’m still hard… I like that I will leave a ten-film filmography, and so I’ve got two more to go after this.”