“In the seventies 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 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
Powerhouse publisher HarperCollins announced today that they’ve signed a two book deal with filmmaker and cinema superfan Quentin Tarantino. Inspired by the long tradition of classic movie novelizations, Tarantino’s first work of fiction, ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD, will follow the lives of Bounty Law star Rick Dalton and his stunt double Cliff Booth – both forward and backward in time – and promises to offer a fresh, playful and shocking departure from the film. The book will first appear in Summer 2021 as a mass market paperback, alongside ebook and digital audio editions. A deluxe hardcover edition will follow in Fall 2021.
Tarantino’s second pairing with the publisher will be a nonfiction book, CINEMA SPECULATION, taking a deep dive into 1970s cinema with a collection of essays, reviews, personal writing, and tantalizing “what if’s,” providing a unique look at one of film’s greatest decades by one of its most passionate fans. No date has yet been announced for Cinema Speculation but Quentin News will keep everyone up to date!