Quentin Tarantino Confirms He’s Written A Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Spinoff


For a guy on the brink of retiring, Quentin Tarantino is incredibly busy. In a BAFTA: A Life in Pictures Q&A yesterday, the filmmaker confirmed that a tenth (and final) film will eventually be made, but he doesn’t know what that film is just yet—and it might take a while, as he has several other projects in the works.

“Normally, when I finish a script, we pretty much go right into production on it,” he explained. “When I finished [Once Upon a Time… in] Hollywood, I wasn’t ready to start. Part of the reason I wasn’t ready to start it was because I was just really plugged into writing at that point. So I finished… that script, put it aside, and then I wrote a play. And then I wrote a five-episode TV series. And right now I’m writing a book and I’m hoping that I’ll be finished in three months. So the idea will be hopefully by March maybe I’ll be finished with the book. And then, theoretically, maybe I’ll do the play. And then, theoretically, I’ll do the TV show. And then, by that point, I’ll be thinking maybe what I’ll do for the 10th movie.”

In other words, Tarantino has a book to finish and a play to mount before he gets back behind the camera. While he didn’t name the TV show he wrote last night, he did share some intriguing details back in July. “I wrote five episodes of a TV series: it’s Bounty Law,” he told Deadline, referring to the fictional series Leonardo DiCaprio’s Rick Dalton starred in years before the events of Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood. “I can’t imagine Leonardo is going to want to do it… if he wants to do it, that would be great. I’m not planning on that, but I have an outline for about three other episodes. So I’ll probably write about three other episodes and then just do it. Direct every episode.”

The extended cut of Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood is in theatres now. Check out the trailer below.