Quentin Tarantino likes to claim he is going to do a lot of things he never actually does. From Star Trek to Kill Bill vol. 3 he has a tendency to be enthusiastic about things for a few days before forgetting them completely.
Well, one of those pipedream projects is coming out in 2021; the novelization of Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.

Tarantino’s statement about the project states:

“In the seventies 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 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.”


As part of a two-book deal with publishers Weidenfeld & Nicolson, “QT” will be releasing his first novel in June 2021, with a deluxe hardcover edition to hit bookstores in the fall.