Famed director Quentin Taratino will convert his 2019 film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood into a novel as part of a new deal with publisher HarperCollins. The book won’t be an exact novelization of the film. It will cover the past and future of the lives of Leonardo DiCaprio’s Rick Dalton and Brad Pitt’s Cliff Booth.
According to a press release from HarperCollins, will be a, “Fresh, playful and shocking departure from the film.” Currently the book is looking at a release date of next summer.
Tarantino had the following to say in a statement:
“In the ’70s, movie novelizations were the first adult books I grew up reading. 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 as 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.”
“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.”
I’ve always been a fan aof Tarantino’s films. And while I enjoyed Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, the ending didn’t have the umph to it. Sure, it was brutally beautiful, or maybe beautifully brutal in true Tarantino fashion. It just felt like there was a tiny, but crucial piece missing.
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