Quentin Tarantino is retiring — after he hits the perfect 10, that is.
The Hateful Eight director, 53, has pledged to quit directing after completing his 10th film — meaning his next two films will be his last.
“Drop the mic. Boom. Tell everybody, ‘Match that s—,'” he said Thursday at the Adobe Max conference in San Diego, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
And with eight films and two Oscar wins already under his belt, Tarantino said he hopes to be remembered as one of the “greatest filmmakers that ever lived.”
“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,” he said.
The Pulp Fiction director also gave the audience an inside look at his creative process, revealing that he often turns to music as his inspiration.
“So much of [the movie’s language] revolves around a sound or a song,” he said. “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.”
But while he said he’s currently working on a non-fiction project about the 1970s, he doesn’t know what shape the final product will take. “It could be a book, a documentary, [or] a five-part podcast.”