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Bounty Law

Quentin Tarantino is directing a Once Upon A Time In Hollywood spin-off

It’s getting meta

Quentin Tarantino has revealed that he’s directing a Once Upon A Time In Hollywood spin-off, set around the film’s fictitious TV show Bounty Law, where Leonardo DiCaprio’s character Rick Dalton plays gunslinger Jake Cahill.

While Bounty Law is never fully shown in the film, in turns out that Tarantino has actually written five 35-minute episodes of the show, which he now intends to bring to life.

“As far as the Bounty Law shows, I want to do that, but it will take me a year and a half,” he told Deadline. “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.”

Tarantino continued: “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 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.”

Despite announcing that his tenth film will be his last, Tarantino, who’s nominated for an Oscar for best picture, has confirmed that Kill Bill 3 is definitely on the cards. But if OUATIH is anything to go by, let’s hope there’s less feet and more women speaking parts this time.