Quentin Tarantino has hinted that he might retire after the release of his next film, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.
The movie went down a storm at the Cannes Film Festival, garnering rave reviews for the all-star period piece.
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Speaking to Australian GQ, he said: “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.”
He added: “Maybe I won’t go to 10 [Once Upon A Time... will be hi ninth movie]. Maybe I’ll stop right now! Maybe I’ll stop while I’m ahead. We’ll see.”
In the same issue, the interviewer mentioned Tarantino's remark to Once Upon A Time... star Brad Pitt, who appeared to confirm it.
“I think he’s dead serious,” Pitt said.
“I kind of openly lament that to him, but he understands the math of when he feels like directors start falling off their game. But he has other plans and we’re not going to have to say goodbye for a long time.”
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Once Upon A Time In Hollywood finds Leonardo DiCaprio and Pitt as a fading TV star and his stunt double navigating the world of showbusiness in late 60s Los Angeles, throwing them into the orbit of Sharon Tate (played by Margot Robbie), the wife of director Roman Polanski who was murdered by followers of cult leader Charles Manson in 1969.
Also starring Dakota Fanning, Timothy Olyphant, Bruce Dern, Kurt Russell and Al Pacino, it lands in the UK on August 14.