Quentin Tarantino Confirms His Plan to “Drop the Mic,” Only Make 10 Films

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Quentin Tarantino has sworn for years that he would only make 10 films. For those keeping track, though, that would mean that Tarantino only has two more films left, assuming you count the Kill Bill films as a single work. Tarantino confirmed his plan to only make two more films at the Adobe Max creativity conference in San Diego.

“Drop the mic. Boom. Tell everybody, ‘Match that shit,’ Tarantino said, explaining that he wants to be remembered for the work he did in his prime. “Hopefully, the way I define success when I finish my career is that I’m considered one of the greatest filmmakers that ever lived. And going further, a great artist, not just filmmaker.”

Tarantino had previously walked back some of his claims that he would stop at 10, saying in July that he would definitely make 10, and may make one later, when he was much older, which would not be a part of his definitive collection. Now, though, it seems like Tarantino has his eye on legacy-building.

Tarantino also spoke about his own creative process. “So much of [the movie’s language] revolves around a sound or a song,” he explained. “Before I’ve started, I’m seriously thinking about the music. I’m listening to a track and picturing everyone at the Cannes Palais just loving it.”

Tarantino has teased that his next project could be a Bonnie and Clyde-esque film set in 1930s Australia. Tarantino has also been researching the way the year 1970 impacted cinema for about four years, but doesn’t know exactly what form that project would take yet. “It could be a book, a documentary, a five-part podcast,” Tarantino said. Whatever it is, expect plenty of people to eagerly anticipate it.