Inglourious Basterds Director Quentin Tarantino to Become a Novelist
Posted 08.14.09 by BrentJS
Quentin Tarantino's fans are counting down the days to the opening of Inglourious Basterds, now just one week away, but the famous director has a different timeline on his mind: the countdown to his retirement from filmmaking . While in Toronto for the Canadian premiere of his newest feature, Tarantino mentioned that he wants to slow things down in his old age.
I don't really want to make "old men" movies. I don't want to be worried about making my day and getting up and going through all the stuff to make movies. This is my time to get into it now. When I'm 60 will be my time to be a man of letters. I would like to write novels, but you can't do that and make movies, too, not with the same passion.
However, just because Tarantino's planning his Hollywood exit strategy doesn't mean that he feels any less passionately about his current project, Inglourious Basterds, about a WWII "revenge squad" of Jewish soldiers looking to dish out some retribution to the Nazis.
I want it to be a big deal. I want to count down the days until it opens. I want you to be fighting for seats at that first screening and all that stuff.