Quentin Tarantino has announced he will retire after completing his 10th film, saying he likes the idea of leaving audiences “wanting a bit more”.
The director told an American Film Market (AFM) audience in Santa Monica: “I don’t believe you should stay onstage until people are begging you to get off.”
Quentin Tarantino, 51, was speaking at an event to promote his current project, western The Hateful Eight.
“I’ve got two more to go after this,” he said.
“I like that I will leave a 10-film filmography.
“It’s not etched in stone, but that is the plan.”
Quentin Tarantino said directing was “a young man’s game” and that he intended to spend the remainder of his career “writing plays and books”.
The Oscar-winning writer and director announced in January he was putting The Hateful Eight on hold after its script was leaked online.
Quentin Tarantino reversed his decision later in the year, saying the film – about a group of outlaws left stranded by a blizzard – would be made after all.
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