A novel based on ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

Quentin Tarantino is all set to turn his Oscar-nominated film ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ into a novel

Washington [US]: Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino is all set to turn his Oscar-nominated film ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ into a novel.

According to Variety, the novel will be under a new two-book deal that Tarantino signed with publisher HarperCollins, the company announced on Tuesday. The ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ novel marks Tarantino’s first work of fiction in print. The book will be published in the summer of 2021.

As per a press release quoted by Variety, the book will not be a re-telling of the movie’s story but it will amplify the original story and give it a “fresh playful and shocking departure of the film”.

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The book will be inspired by the classic movie novelizations that served as an inspiration for Tarantino. The book will first be published as a paperback book, along with an ebook and digital audiobook version which will then be followed by a deluxe hardcover edition in fall 2021.

“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,” Tarantino said in a statement.

“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 endeavour that can (hopefully) sit alongside its cinematic counterpart,” he added.

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The second book of the ace filmmaker will be a non-fiction novel ‘Cinema Speculation.’

‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ brought actor Brad Pitt his first-ever Oscar award for acting, while the film got a total of 10 nominations.