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.
“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.”