KEY POINTS

  • Quentin Tarantino signed a two-book deal with HarperCollins
  • Tarantino's first book is the noveliztion of his movie "Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood" 
  • The filmmaker’s second book is entitled “Cinema Speculation”  

After enthralling the audiences with some of the greatest films of all time, Quentin Tarantino has signed a two-book deal with HarperCollins that will give the readers an inside view of his life as a filmmaker and why he loves the film industry so much.

The 57-year-old director will be turning his Oscar-nominated movie “Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood” into a novel under the new deal with the publishing company, the Associated Press first reported. The book is set to be published in summer 2021 and will revolve around the film’s protagonists, TV actor Rick Dalton and his stunt double Cliff Booth.

According to the publisher, the book will give a “fresh, playful, and shocking departure from the film.”

The big-screen version of “Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood” was released in 2019 and starred Leonardo DiCaprio (Dalton) and Brad Pitt (Booth) in pivotal roles. The film turned out to be a massive success and received ten noms at the Academy Awards earlier this year, including Best Picture.

The “Django Unchained” helmer is absolutely “thrilled” to work in the genre of movie-novelizations which will give him the space to further “explore his characters and their world” in the upcoming novel.

“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 Hollywoodas my contribution to this often marginalized, yet beloved sub-genre in literature,” AP quoted Tarantino, as saying.

On the other hand, the filmmaker’s second book, entitled “Cinema Speculation,” is a nonfiction work featuring personal writings of Tarantino as he looks back on the movies that were released in the 1970s.

“The book will be a rich mix of essays, reviews, personal writing, and tantalizing ‘what if’s,’ from one of cinema’s most celebrated filmmakers, and its most devoted fan,” Harper said in a statement.

Tarantino previously announced that his next movie would be his last as a filmmaker.

“I look at the idea of a ten-film filmography where I spent the last 30 years where I gave everything that I had - then dropping the mic. I'll write plays, write TV, but the filmography will stand,” Tarantino said after winning the Golden Globe for Best Screenplay earlier this year.

Quentin Tarantino Quentin Tarantino created the movie "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood." Photo: AFP/FREDERIC J. BROWN