Quentin Tarantino is doing a bunch of interviews to help promote the publishing of a novelization of his Oscar-winning film Once Upon A Time Hollywood, expanding upon those characters and events from the film. However, Tarantino might not stop there as he revealed to The Big Picture podcast (via Slash Film) that he started out writing two chapters of a Reservoir Dogs novel before pivoting to Once Upon A Time In Hollywood instead.
“I thought to myself, ‘Well shit, I ought to do one of these for one of my movies. So my first thought was Reservoir Dogs, because there’s a mystery/crime section in the bookstore…I mean, it’s right there. And I even wrote, like, two chapters of a Reservoir Dogs novelization. But then I thought, ‘Wait a minute. What the fuck am I doing? The last movie I did was Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. I have tons of material that never saw the light of day – material that I never even typed up because it’s not going to be in the movie, it was just edification for me. And people seem to like it.’ So it just seemed like this could do really well,” Tarantino said about the creative process of how he wrote his novelization of Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.
The filmmaker mused about doing more writing and even finishing his Reservoir Dogs novel, “Hopefully, I’ll do this quite a bit. I can see myself – I don’t know if I’m going to do every movie I’ve ever done, but I can definitely see the idea of a Reservoir Dogs novel. That could be really cool. And then [I’m working on] an original. It’s kinda pulpy. I’ve got a western idea, and I’ve written about two chapters of an original western novel.”
Maybe, we’ll find out what happened to Steve Buscemi’s Mr. Pink, as he believes the character became the Buddy Holly waiter in Pulp Fiction.
RESERVOIR DOGS – Six criminals with pseudonyms, and each strangers to one another, are hired to carry out a robbery. The heist is ambushed by police and the gang are forced to shoot their way out. At their warehouse rendezvous, the survivors, realizing that they were set up, try to find the traitor in their midst.
SOURCE: THE BIG PICTURE PODCAST