Academy Award winner Quentin Tarantino is releasing his first novel–an adaptation of his 2019 film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. As though it was one of his films, the upcoming novel has received a trailer ahead of its release on June 29, which includes a number of never-before-seen clips from the film.
The novel trailer introduces the story’s main characters with clips from the film, including fictional creations Rick Dalton and Cliff Booth, as well as actual historical figures Sharon Tate and Charles Manson. Keen fans have noticed that many of the clips used in the trailer weren’t actually a part of the 2019 film, however. The trailer can be viewed on Sony Pictures’ YouTube channel.
Though Tarantino has long talked about becoming a novelist, even likening his style of scriptwriting to writing novels, the Once Upon A Time In Hollywood adaptation is his first work of written fiction. The novel will explore the backstory of Dalton and Booth in more detail, and features additional characters based on real people including Burt Reynolds, Pete Duel, Jim Brown, and Fred Williamson.