“This Is Not About Rick Dalton”
Quentin Tarantino is looking to explore Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’s world in greater detail with a spin-off TV series.
He’s already started writing Bounty Law, the fictional Western TV show within the film, in which Leonardo Dicaprio’s Rick Dalton plays bounty collector Jake Cahill.
Tarantino confirmed to Deadline that he’s not only begun writing Bounty Law, but he’ll also be directing the episodes too –
“As far as the Bounty Law shows, I want to do that, but it will take me a year and a half. It got an introduction from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, but I don’t really consider it part of that movie even though it is.”
“This is not about Rick Dalton playing Jake Cahill. It’s about Jake Cahill. Where all this came from was, I ended up watching a bunch of Wanted, Dead or Alive, and The Rifleman, and Tales of Wells Fargo, these half-hour shows to get in the mindset of Bounty Law, the kind of show Rick was on. I’d liked them before, but I got really into them.”
“The concept of telling a dramatic story in half an hour. You watch and think, wow, there’s a hell of a lot of storytelling going on in 22 minutes. I thought, ‘I wonder if I can do that?’ I ended up writing five half-hour episodes. So I’ll do them, and I will direct all of them.”
While Tarantino has confirmed that there is more to come from Rick Dalton and, of course, his stuntman Cliff Booth, it is still unknown if DiCaprio and Brad Pitt will be involved reprising their roles.