In case you haven’t heard, Quentin Tarantino revealed while on the promotional tour for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood he plans to make the fictional ’50s TV series into a real TV series.
Quentin Tarantino reveals that he wrote a whole series around Dalton’s time on Bounty Law, the fictional ’50s TV series in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Read on…
CelebNMovies247.com reports that when asked Quentin Tarantino, who announced his imminent retirement from making movies, that he may be turning to TV.
Quentin Tarantino, who did a ton of research on old Western TV shows, got him thinking about doing a TV series.
I wrote a play and I wrote five episodes of a TV series. It’s Bounty Law.
From watching the different old Western shows and everything, I did it to get in the head of Bounty Law. I ended up starting to really like the idea of Jake Cahill, as a character. I really started loving those half hour ’50s Western scripts. The idea that you could write something like 24 minutes, where there was so much story crammed in those half hour shows, with a real beginning and a middle and an end. Also it was kind of fun because you can’t just keep doubling down and exploring. At some point, you’ve got to wrap it up. I really liked that idea. I’ve written five different episodes for a possible Bounty Law black-and-white half hour Western show.
As for what Quentin Tarantino will do with Bounty Law is unclear. Regardless of who stars in it or where it ends up landing when Tarantino gets his mind going on something, it’s usually going to happen.
I can’t imagine Leonardo is going to want to do it. Cast somebody else? If he wants to do it that would be great. I’m not planning on that but I have an outline for about three other episodes. So I’ll probably write about three other episodes and then just do it. Direct every episode. They’re a half hour long. I wouldn’t mind doing it for Netflix but I’d want to shoot it on film. Showtime, HBO, Netflix, FX. But I also like the fact that I built up this mythology for Bounty Law and Jake Cahill.
Quentin Tarantino seems to be on a Western kick these days.
He goes on to say the importance of making films to him:
It’s very important. I can go through Rick Dalton’s filmography, film by film, every director he worked with, and the anecdotes on the set and how he got the role and what happened. Did it do well? Did it not do well? Is it a good movie? Is it not a good movie? In order. It’s not important at all for the audience. Usually, at the end of the day, the average audience member doesn’t need to know that but I think they need to know I know that. They need to know that I take this mythology this history seriously, and that there are answers to these questions. I don’t have to vomit it out but if you ask I could tell you. The writer needs to know that mythology backwards and forwards. You need to be able to throw it off with the expertise of an expert.
We will keep you posted…