Tarantino to Direct ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ TV Spin-Off Bounty Law

Hot on the heels of his Academy Awards nominations, Quentin Tarantino announced that he’s returning to the world of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood to direct the spin-off series Bounty Law. Within his acclaimed film, Bounty Law was the fictional ’60s western series that starred Leonardo DiCaprio‘s character, Rick Dalton.

Speaking to Deadline, the filmmaker revealed that he would write and direct the five-episode miniseries. “As far as the Bounty Law shows, I want to do that, but it will take me a year and a half,” he said.

“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.”

If you’re looking for confirmation that DiCaprio will be returning as Cahill, there isn’t one. It’s safe to assume the director and actor are in talks, but there’s currently nothing concrete. Tarantino then went on to discuss which classic westerns inspired him to create the Bounty Law series and how this format differs from movies.

“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 helluva 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.”

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In the same interview, Tarantino admitted that his Star Trek film or ‘Pulp Fiction in space’ probably wouldn’t happen, at least not with him directing it.

You can next catch Tarantino at the Academy Awards in February, and we’re eagerly awaiting the filmmaker’s top 10 films of the decade. He has previously disclosed that Dunkirk and Unstoppable have made the list.

As for Leonardo Dicaprio, it was recently confirmed that he would be teaming up with Robert De Niro for Scorsese’s next project, Killers of the Flower Moon.

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