Quentin Tarantino is to launch a ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ novel.
The director has signed a two-book take care of writer HarperCollins, with the variation of his 2019 film being the primary to reach subsequent 12 months.
The novel will deal with the protagonists of the movement image – TV actor Rick Dalton (Leonardo Dicaprio) and stuntman Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) – each ahead and backward in time however it has been touted as a “shocking departure” from the movie.
The second tome is entitled ‘Cinema Speculation’ and is described by the writer as a “deep dive into the movies of the 1970s, a rich mix of essays, reviews, personal writing, and tantalising ‘what if’s’, from one of cinema’s most celebrated filmmakers, and its most devoted fan.”
Announcing the venture, Tarantino stated: “In the 70s movie novelisations were the first adult books I grew up reading.
“And to today I’ve an amazing quantity of affection for the style. So as a movie-novelisation aficionado, I’m proud to announce ‘Once Upon A Time in Hollywood’ my contribution to this usually marginalised, but beloved sub-genre in literature.
“I’m also thrilled to further explore my characters and their world in a literary endeavour that can (hopefully) sit alongside its cinematic counterpart.”
HarperCollins Vice President Noah Eaker added: “Quentin Tarantino’s literary talents have been in plain sight since his first scripts, but to see how skillfully he endows his characters with life on the page and how he constantly takes a reader by surprise, even one who knows the movie by heart, is to see a master storyteller trying on a new form and making it his own.”