After the cinema, Quentin Tarantino intends to continue giving us news, especially with the sequel to his latest masterpiece.
Upon its release in 2019, Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood , Quentin Tarantino's ninth feature film, was adored as a magnificent love letter to the cinema, which could also have been a very beautiful melancholy farewell from the filmmaker. At the movie theater. And if the latter continues to proclaim loud and clear that he will not go beyond ten films in the cinema, that does not mean that he will stop giving us news of his talent, in other possible forms. .
After the abandonment of a Star Trek film that could have served as a conclusion to his filmography, the filmmaker had also announced, at the time of the release of his last film, several projects he had in mind. Among them, a play he had already written and a mini-series. Composed of five episodes, it would follow Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, and would be centered on the fictional series of the 50s, Bounty Law, of which Rick Dalton, played by Leonardo DiCaprio in the film of Tarantino, is the star.
Bounty Law, this series that we would all have liked to see …
Obviously, the projects have changed a bit since then, as the filmmaker is hyper active. And according to Deadline, Tarantino recently announced that he had signed a deal with the American publishing house HarperCollins, for the publication of two books. The first will be an expansion of his latest masterpiece, in the form of novelization. It will therefore be an extension of the film universe, where we should learn a little more about the two protagonists, played by DiCaprio and Brad Pitt.
We should thus find, in this new project, the traces of the Bounty Law series , but also the filming of Rick Dalton in Italy, where he will meet the success with Nebraska Jim, Kill Me Quick Ringo or Said The Gringo. In any case, it will be a clever way to detail his film, perhaps to deliver some of its well-kept secrets (the fate of Cliff Booth's wife?) Or even to go a little further in time and we reveal the post-meeting with Sharon Tate.
This Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood novelty will normally be available in print, e-book and audio formats for summer 2021, while a Deluxe edition will be released in the fall of the same year.
A duo that we really want to see again … elsewhere than in the cinema
Tarantino said he was very proud of this extension of the universe of Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood , in a literary sub-genre that he particularly likes:
“In the 1970s, movie novelizations were the first adult books I grew up reading. And to this day, I have a tremendous affection for the genre. As a fan of novelizing, films, so I am proud to announce Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood as my contribution to this often marginalized but beloved literary subgenre. I am also delighted to further explore my characters and their world in a literary enterprise that can (hopefully) rub shoulders with its cinematic counterpart. “
Then alongside this novelization, Tarantino will also release a second book called Cinema Speculation. A priori largely inspired by the work of the eminent critic Pauline Kael (whose writings Tarantino often praises), it will be a mixture of film reviews, essays and assumptions on film projects that have never born.
While waiting to learn more about the filmmaker's upcoming screen projects, we'll have plenty to read. And then you can discover all the good that we think of Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood , with our review available here.