Quentin Tarantino Is Writing A Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Novel

Tarantino previously stated that he would quit directing after 10 movies and focus on writing.


Quentin Tarantino has often stated that he plans to stop making movies after his tenth film, and focus more on writing. If he keeps to his word, that leaves just one more movie before he quits directing. But either way, Tarantino is already starting to stretch his skills; he's planning to write a novelization of his most recent movie, last year's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Publisher HarperCollins has announced that Tarantino has signed a deal to write the book, which will be published in summer 2021. Tarantino explained that it was a childhood love of movie novelizations that led to him to write one for his own film.

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"In the '70s movie novelizations were the first adult books I grew up reading," he said in a press release.. "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."

The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood novelization isn't the only book that Tarantino is writing for the publisher. He's also working on a nonfiction book titled Cinema Speculation, which will focus on his love of 1970s cinema.

Tarantino first announced that he would quit directing after completing 10 movies back in 2014. While promoting Once Upon a Time in Hollywood last year, he confirmed that this was still his plan, and hinted as to what to expect next. "I think when it comes to theatrical movies, I've come to the end of the road," he told GQ Australia. "I see myself writing film books and starting to write theatre, so I'll still be creative. I just think I've given all I have to give to movies."

For more, check out GameSpot's guides to all the Easter Eggs and hidden references in the Tarantino classics Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, and Django Unchained.

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