The Pulp Fiction moviemaker previously revealed he wants to retire from directing after completing 10 movies and step away from the business altogether when he hits the age of 60.

He hopes to complete two more films after his new Western The Hateful Eight hits cinemas and plans to spend at least eight more years in the industry.

"If I got right to work on both of them, you're still talking about six years from now... I think it will be a little closer to eight years. Eight years from now seems like a long time," he tells Britain's The Sun newspaper. "(My decision) could change, but I tend to doubt it. We'll see."

However, Tarantino's collaborator Tim Roth is convinced the director will still be a major force in Hollywood even after he retires from film.

"He is gonna move on, he's gonna do books, he's gonna do plays, he might do some television," Roth adds. "He's gonna be around. The idea is, I think, that he wants to deliver his punch and then stop... He's talking about maybe two more movies but that's 8-10 years to get that done so he's going to be around."

Tarantino previously revealed his retirement plans to, saying, "I don't believe you should stay onstage 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... It's not etched in stone, but that is the plan... If, later on, I come across a good movie, I won't not do it just because I said I wouldn't. But 10 and done, leaving them wanting more - that sounds right."