Say it aint so!!!! Word on the street is Grind-house movie fanboy Quentin Tarantino plans on gracefully bowing out after he directs his tenth film.

The anticipation for his eighth film, ‘Hateful Eight’ is already at 100, which has a cast but still no official start date for production. First off I thought Tarantino directed way more films than this and two i highly doubt he will be done after his tenth film.

At the American Film Market Tarintino said he’s planning on retiring following his tenth film. He wants to go out on top, and the sooner he retires the less he has to worry about dropping a stinker.

I don’t believe you should stay on stage until people are begging you to get off,” Tarantino said. “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.”

That said, Tarantino isn’t ruling out coming back like Jordan wearing the 45.

“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.”

The thought of only three more Tarantino films, including Hateful Eight, is disappointing. His love for film is unmatched and now this guy wants to leave us?! This isn’t the NBA, Clint Eastwood and Ron Howard are both at least 78 and show no signs of slowing. Tarantino’s absence is Hollywood films will certainly be impossible to replace if he sticks to his guns.