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Quentin Tarantino has revealed that he will retire after directing his tenth film, but some of his stars aren't convinced.

Speaking at the American Film Market, where studios seek international buyers for new movies, Tarantino spoke of his plans while promoting his next movie The Hateful Eight.

"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," he said at the event (via Deadline). "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 10-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 10 and done, leaving them wanting more, that sounds right."

Two of his Hateful Eight stars weren't so sure however. Kurt Russell quickly piped up, saying: "You don't actually believe this sh*t do you?" before regular collaborator Samuel L Jackson added: "What's Quentin going to do with himself if he's not doing this?"

The Hateful Eight is set to star Russell, Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Channing Tatum, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen and Bruce Dern. It is set for release at some point in late 2015.