Brad Pitt has reassured movie fans they’re “not going to have to say goodbye” to director Quentin Tarantino, who plans to quit filmmaking after one last project, for some time.
The 55-year-old who stars in Tarantino’s upcoming film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood shared his thoughts about the director’s declaration in a cover interview for GQ Australia‘s July/August 2019 issue.
The Oscar-winning filmmaker has long vowed to give up moviemaking after he hits his 10th film, as he believes a director’s quality of work gets worse as they go on.
And in response to Tarantino’s claim, Pitt told the publication: “No, I don’t think he’s bluffing at all. I think he’s dead serious. And I kind of openly lament that to him, but he understands the math of when he feels like directors start falling off their game. But he has other plans and we’re not going to have to say goodbye for a long time.”
The 56-year-old director has yet to reveal what his next project will be, but he is in talks to potentially direct a Star Trek movie for producer J.J. Abrams based on his own original idea.
Meanwhile, he has given a hint about what his post-filmmaking career might look like.
“I see myself writing books and starting to write theatre, so I’ll still be creative,” he told GQ Australia. “I just think I’ve given all I have to give to movies.”
And although Tarantino has set his sights on capping his directing career at 10 films, he may walk away even sooner, if Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is “really well received” by fans.
“Maybe I’ll stop right now! Maybe I’ll stop while I’m ahead,” he teased. “We’ll see.”
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is set to be released in the U.S. on July 26th, and the U.K. on August 14th.