Quentin Tarantino Signs Deal with Harper for 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' and '70s Cinema Novels

Oscar-winning director Quentin Tarantino has just signed a two-book deal with Harper for a novelization of his most recently film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and a book filled with essays about 1970s cinema, Deadline reported earlier today!

The Once Upon A Time In Hollywood novel is set to be published next summer reportedly "breathes new life into the characters and premise of the 2019 film."

Deadline adds that "the Once Upon A Time In Hollywood novel will chart the lives of Tarantino’s two protagonists, TV actor Rick Dalton and his stunt double Cliff Booth, both forward and backward in time."

The novelization will first be published as a Harper Perennial mass market paperback, alongside e-book and digital audio editions. A deluxe hardcover edition will follow next fall.

"In the seventies movie novelizations were the first adult books I grew up reading," said Tarantino. "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."

The second novel with Harper, the one focusing on '70s cinema, is titled Cinema Speculation and is described by the publisher as a "deep dive into the movies of the 1970’s, 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."