Quentin Tarantino has said he’ll stop making films after his 10th movie.
The director, who is readying the release of his eighth movie Django Unchained, has told Playboy that he doesn’t want to be an “old filmmaker” and revealed he’ll call it a day after another two films.
He said: “Directors don’t get better as they get older. Usually the worst films in their filmography are those last four at the end. I am all about my filmography, and one bad film fucks up three good ones. When directors get out-of-date, it’s not pretty.”
When asked if he doesn’t think fans would want to see how he develops as a director when he’s older, Tarantino explained: “Maybe. If I have something to say, I’ll do it. I just don’t want to be an old filmmaker.”
“You stop when you stop,” he continued. “But in a fanciful world, 10 movies in my filmography would be nice. If I have a change of heart, if I come up with a new story, I could come back. But if I stop at 10, that would be okay as an artistic statement.”
Tarantino’s new film, Django Unchained, is a Western set in the American South during the 1800s. It stars Jamie Foxx as Django, a freed slave who teams up with a bounty hunter, played by Christoph Waltz, in a bid to murder a gang of killers called the Brittle Brothers. If successful, Django will secure his own freedom forever and liberate his enslaved wife.
Django Unchained is due for release on December 25 in the US and on January 18, 2013 in the UK.