Quentin Tarantino has previously stated that he might retire after finishing his tenth movie as a director. As we get closer to the release of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the director has revealed that the retirement might sooner than expected as he is currently thinking about retirement following the upcoming movie.
Tarantino is currently busy promoting the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as we are just couple of weeks away from the summer flick. When asked his plans about retirement, Tarantino responded , “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.”
While we will have to wait to find out if the director in fact retires following the release, he added that his decision will depend on the box office and critical reception of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Furthermore, suggested that he might continue working in theaters or simply end his movie career while on a high.
Tarantino’s comments aren’t surprising considering those who worked with the director has shared similar comments over last couple of years. Recently, Brad Pitt claimed that he doesn’t think Tarantino is bluffing about his upcoming retirements either. Given Tarantino remains to be one of the most iconic directors of his generation, it’ll be a significantly loss for movie goers as his works have performed extremely well both critically and commercially over the years.
However, it’s too early to say anything as rumors in recent weeks have suggested that the director might work on a new Star Trek movie. Most importantly, the director said that he wants to direct it if things work out in future. The script for the upcoming movie is still in work and far from being finished. Considering we still have a long wait for that movie, the director’s decision might depend on the upcoming release which is set to be another massive release as it won’t be competing with other summer flicks when it hits theaters on July 26.