Director Quentin Tarantino is gearing up to write a novel adaptation to his award winning film, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. The book is being written as a part of a 2-book deal with HarperCollins Publishers’ Harper Imprint.
The book, according to sources, covers the lives of Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) “forward and backward in time.” Part of the novel covers the story of how Dalton’s career Bounty Law while he seeks out a new start in Italy. The book will also feature interactions with the likes of Pete Duel, Fred Williamson, Burt Reynolds and Jim Brown.
The second book however will be anon fiction piece called “Cinema Speculation”. The book is stated by Harper as being a “deep dive into the movies of the 1970’s, a rich mix of essays, reviews, personal writing, and tantalizing “what if’s,” from one of cinema’s most celebrated filmmakers, and its most devoted fan”. This can also be hinting at Tarantino’s “Retirement plans”
Tarantino had this to say in a statement: “In the seventies movie novelizations were the first adult books I grew up reading,” Quentin said. “And to this day I have a tremendous amount of affection for the genre. So as a movie-novelization aficionado, I’m proud to announce Once Upon A Time In Hollywood my contribution to this often marginalized, yet beloved sub-genre in literature. I’m also thrilled to further explore my characters and their world in a literary endeavor that can (hopefully) sit alongside its cinematic counterpart.”
Currently no release date has been announced.
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