Tarantino has always said that he believed film directing was a young man’s game. He always expressed his desire to cut his career off while audiences were still salivating for more, rather than sticking around until he was too old to effectively perform the job. As such, the oft-quoted 10-film limit is something that’s always brought up whenever he releases a new film, interviewers can’t help but ask how serious he is about his restriction.
Speaking with Cinema Canal+, interviewer Augustin Trapenard asked that very question, and again Tarantino confirmed that he expects his tenth film will be his last…but there is another restriction that isn’t often talked about.
“I always said 10 or I turn 60, so whichever comes first. If I [turn] 60, then no 10.”
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As of this writing, Tarantino is 56 years old, so that gives him four years to get that film in the can. It’ll be a close call, that’s for sure. In this same interview, he outlined his process, which involves a year of taking in his newest release, a year of relaxation, and then finally, focusing on whatever new idea had hopefully presented itself.
This means the earliest we can expect is an idea is around age 58. So if he’s not already writing away at his keyboard by the time he’s 60, it’s very possible we won’t get that tenth film at all. Add in the potential delay or complication the Star Trek idea he came up with could add to the mix, and I can’t help but wonder if Once Upon a Time in Hollywood could ultimately be his swan song.
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SOURCE: Cinema Canal+