Now that the full cast is confirmed for director Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, with shooting scheduled to begin early next year, the filmmaker has revealed new details about the revenge Western at the American Film Market. There, he also echoed statements he made back in November of 2012, reiterating that he plans on retiring after making 10 movies, with the upcoming The Hateful Eight his eighth feature film to date.
Here's what he had to say about wanting to retire after 10 movies, although he did leave the door open for that plan to change down the road.
"I don't believe you should stay on stage until people are begging you to get off. I like the idea of leaving them wanting a bit more. I do think directing is a young man's game and I like the idea of an umbilical cord connection from my first to my last movie. I'm not trying to ridicule anyone who thinks differently, but I want to go out while I'm still hard... I like that I will leave a ten-film filmography, and so I've got two more to go after this. It's not etched in stone, but that is the plan. If I get to the tenth, do a good job and don't screw it up, well that sounds like a good way to end the old career. If, later on, I come across a good movie, I won't not do it just because I said I wouldn't. But ten and done, leaving them wanting more, that sounds right."
When the first poster for The Hateful Eight was released back in July, it confirmed the director's plans to shoot the Western in 70 mm. The filmmaker also talked about making The Hateful Eight a huge 70 mm event.
"If we do our jobs right by making this film a 70 mm event, we will remind people why this is something you can't see on television, and how this is an experience you can't have when you watch movies in your apartment, your man cave or your iPhone or iPad. You'll see 24 frames per second play out, all these wonderfully painted pictures create the illusion of movement. I'm hoping it's going to stop the momentum of the digital stuff, and that people will hopefully go, 'Man, that is going to the movies, and that is worth saving and we need to see more of that. We're not doing the usual 70 mm, where you shoot 35 mm and blow it up. We're shooting 65 mm which, when you turn it into a print, is 70mm. Panavision is not only behind this movie, they look at it as a legacy. They are inventing a lot of the stuff we need, and this is being supervised by my three-time Oscar winning cinematographer Bob Richardson, who's back with me and after Kill Bill, Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained. I couldn't do this if he wasn't in my corner....We are literally coming out with the biggest wide screen movie shot in the last 40 years."
He added that they plan on rolling out The Hateful Eight as a month-long event in 70 mm, before rolling it out in 35 mm and digital formats.