Quentin Tarantino is retiring. Some version of this phrase has been reported for the past few years as one of our great filmmakers began touting his plans to stop making movies before he started making bad ones, and now he’s set a definitive end date for his career: 10 movies. While selling his next film, the Western The Hateful Eight, to international buyers at AFM recently, Tarantino announced that he absolutely plans to retire from filmmaking after his tenth film, saying he’s got “two more to go after this,” which seems to indicate that he’s counting Kill Bill as one film.
But he’s got plenty to do before he recedes to a life of writing and reading, as he also spoke about the surprising sources of inspiration for The Hateful Eight (spoiler alert: they’re TV shows) and expanded upon his plans to release the film in 70mm, as it is poised to be “the biggest wide screen movie shot in the last 40 years”. Much more after the jump.