NEW YORK (AP) — Quentin Tarantino’s future do the job of creativity will be in book type.

The Oscar-winning director has a two-guide offer with Harper, commencing with a novelization of “Once On a Time … In Hollywood” that is scheduled for next summertime. “Once On a Time” will be a true Tarantino creation: The e-book will occur out initial as a mass market place paperback, like the outdated pulp novels the filmmaker loves, and will provide “a contemporary, playful and surprising departure from the film,” in accordance to Harper.

The movie model of “Once On a Time … In Hollywood” was produced in 2019 and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as an actor and Brad Pitt as his stunt double. Nominated for 10 Academy Awards and winner of two, the motion picture is set in Los Angeles in 1969, all over the time of the killings by Charles Manson’s followers.

“In the ’70s motion picture novelizations had been the 1st grownup textbooks I grew up studying,” Tarantino reported in a statement Tuesday. “And to this working day I have a incredible amount of affection for the genre. So as a movie-novelization aficionado, I’m very pleased to announce ’Once Upon a Time … In Hollywood’ as my contribution to this typically marginalized, nonetheless beloved sub-genre in literature. I’m also thrilled to additional take a look at my characters and their world in a literary endeavor that can (hopefully) sit together with its cinematic counterpart.”

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Tarantino’s second e book will be the nonfiction “Cinema Speculation,” which Harper is contacting “a deep dive into the movies of the 1970’s” that attracts in aspect on the director’s admiration for the late New Yorker critic Pauline Kael. A launch day has not been established.

“The book will be a wealthy blend of essays, reviews, individual composing, and tantalizing “what if’s,” from 1 of cinema’s most celebrated filmmakers, and its most devoted enthusiast,” according to Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Quite a few administrators have penned fiction in new decades, including Brian De Palma, David Cronenberg and Guillermo del Toro, and Michael Mann has been doing work on a prequel to his criminal offense common “Heat.” Tarantino, 57, may possibly nicely have far more time in the foreseeable future for textbooks.

He has explained that he will retire from filmmaking following he completes 10 movies: “Once Upon a Time … In Hollywood” was his 9th. Tarantino experienced not turned 30 when he produced his 1st aspect-duration movie, “Reservoir Canine,” and he has claimed most directors get rid of their edge in their later on years. Producing has long been portion of his transition options.

“I assume when it arrives to theatrical motion pictures, I have occur to the stop of the highway,” Tarantino, who has nevertheless to announce strategies for his following film, informed GQ Australia past yr. “I see myself creating movie publications and starting to create theater, so I’ll nevertheless be creative. I just assume I’ve specified all I have to give to videos.”

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AP Movie Writer Jake Coyle contributed to this report.

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This story corrects the roles of Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio. The film stars DiCaprio as an actor and Pitt as his stunt double.