It’s no secret that the famous director Quentin Tarantino plans to end his illustrious film career after his tenth directorial effort. He recently reiterated his plans for 2021 while promoting his new book based on his most recent film. Once upon a time in Hollywood – a film that won two of the ten Oscars for which it was nominated. In a new interview on CNN Who is talking to Chris Wallace?, the director was once again asked about his tenth film and why, after so many recent successes and a track record of successes, Tarantino would decide to hang it up after just one more film.
Tarantino’s career is about as prolific as it comes, from irreverent crime dramas like pulp Fiction and reservoir dogs to westerns Django Unchained and The Hateful Eight and even a glorious war drama with Inglourious Basterds. He became a go-to director for film history buffs and film studies classes alike for his work, winning a pair of Oscars as well as a host of other accolades throughout his career. He’s also very aware of the history of cinema itself, and in this previous discussion about his latest film, he explained that it seemed like many filmmakers didn’t keep improving despite the fact that they were considered to be at their peak.
This time he spoke to Chris Wallace about his own fears of appearing out of touch as the film industry rapidly changes around him, especially since he’s been in the business for so long. He explained:
“Thank you. Well, that’s…I’ve been doing it for a long time. I’ve been doing it for 30 years, and it’s time to wrap the show. Like I said, I’m an artist. I want to leave you wanting more. you know, and not just work and I don’t want to work at diminishing returns I don’t want to be… one, I don’t want to become this old man who’s disconnected, who already had I kinda feel like a old man out of touch when it comes to current movies that are coming out right now. And that’s what’s happening.
How will Tarantino end his career?
With his commitment to one final film, Wallace posed the big question of what that tenth film might be. There has been previous speculation that this could be the long-awaited Kill Bill: Vol. 3, which the director has been talking about for years, although Tarantino has remained tight-lipped about any plans for the final project. He told Wallace he hadn’t even come up with an idea for the final draft and said he planned to take his time to think about it, adding:
“No, I don’t know at all, because I’m not in a great rush to make my last film either. Right now, I don’t even know what a film is. Is it is something on Netflix? Is it something on Amazon that everyone wants and people watch on their couch with their wife or husband? Is it a movie? Because that my last movie was released in 3,000 theaters and played around the world for a few months.”
Full episodes of Who talks to Chris Wallace are available to stream on HBO Max. See the Tarantino movie trailer must follow, Once upon a time in Hollywoodbelow.