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Quentin Tarantino planning to write ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ novel

Quentin Tarantino has hinted at his potential plans to write Once Upon A Time In Hollywood novel.

The acclaimed filmmaker, who has already detailed his intentions to retire early from feature films and focus predominantly on writing, released his tribute to the golden age of Hollywood, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, to widespread acclaim last year.

For years Tarantino has said that he plans to retire from filmmaking when he is 60, even hinting at calling it a day earlier cinema moves to digital only: “If it actually gets to the place where you can’t show 35 mm film in theatres anymore and everything is digital projection, I won’t even make it to 60,” he once said. Taking his comments further, the filmmaker said he would retire from cinema after directing his tenth film in an interview from November 2014.

With speculation rife that the director could be set to walk away from filmmaking altogether with early retirement, Tarantino has previously revealed his next big project is to finish the current novel he is working on. While he had hinted that his novel would be World War II inspired, Tarantino still has Hollywood in his mind and said he was “thinking a lot” about a potential novelisation of his most recent film when he appeared on the recent  Pure Cinema podcast.

“I hadn’t thought about that until recently,” he added. ‘But now I’m thinking a lot about it. I might be writing a novelisation to Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.”

“I kind of feel this is the time for the third act [of my life] to just lean a little bit more into the literary, which would be good as a new father, as a new husband,” Tarantino previously said while speaking as part of a Popcorn with Peter Travers interview.

“I wouldn’t be grabbing my family and yanking them to Germany or Sri Lanka or wherever the next story takes place. I can be a little bit more of a homebody, and become a little bit more of a man of letters.”

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