AceShowbiz - Quentin Tarantino is standing by his pledge to retire from filmmaking after one more movie.
The director was quizzed about his decision during an appearance on U.S. show "Real Time With Bill Maher" on Friday night (25Jun21), and confirmed he's still bowing out to focus on writing.
"I know film history and from here on in, filmmakers do not get better," he said.
"Don Siegel - if he had quit his career in 1979, when he did Escape from Alcatraz, what a final film! What a mic drop. But he dribbles away with two more other ones."
And the filmmaker told the host he had considered making his swansong a sequel of his first film, "Reservoir Dogs".
"That's kind of a 'capture time in a moment' kind of thing," Tarantino said. "I won't do it, internet. But I considered it."
He has also been thinking about making his adopted Israel the backdrop for his last film, adding, "If you make a movie in Jerusalem, there's nowhere you can point the camera where you're not capturing something fantastic."
Quentin Tarantino previously contemplated scraping his final movie and walking straight into retirement out of fears he might mess up his last project.
"Most directors have horrible last movies," he said in a podcast interview. "Usually their worst movies are their last movies."
"I mean, most directors' last films are f**king lousy … maybe I should not make another movie because I could be really happy with dropping the mic," he added.