Quentin Tarantino – who has previously claimed that he will make just 10 films throughout his career – has confirmed that he will only be making two more movies.
The Hateful Eight director clarified the rumours during a talk at the Jerusalem Cinematheque Festival yesterday (July 12). “I'm planning on stopping at 10,” he told the audience. “So it'll be two more.”
He then backtracked slightly; saying that he may make a write-off “geriatric” feature after he retires. “If at 75, if I have this other story to tell, it would still kind of work because that would make those 10,” he said. “They would be there and that would be that. But the one he did when he was an old fucking man, that geriatric one exists completely on its own in the old folks' home and is never put on the same shelf next to the other 10. So it doesn't contaminate the other 10.”
Tarantino also revealed that he felt Colonel Landa – the character played by Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds – was the best role he’d ever written.
“I didn’t know yet that Colonel Landa was a linguistic genius, but during the course of writing the script, he became a linguistic genius,” he added. “No matter what character came in the room, he could kick it to them in their language and speak it really well.”
“He's not shown doing it, but he's probably one of the only Nazis in cinema history who could speak Yiddish perfectly. If Filipinos walked in the room, he'd be kicking it in Tagalog with them and not missing a click.”
Tarantino has currently made eight films – all of which are apparently connected across two separate universes. This includes Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill 1 and 2 (which he counts as one film), Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Inglorious Basterds, Deathproof, Django UnchainedandThe Hateful Eight.