Date: 24th April 2018
Quentin Tarantino and Leonardo DiCaprio capped off Sony’s CinemaCon presentation on Monday evening as the filmmaker promised his upcoming August 2019 release would be closest to Pulp Fiction in tone and deals with "wild characters".
The writer-director said he will shoot Once Upon A Time In Hollywood in Los Angeles this summer and plans to take the city back to its counter-culture heyday.
"Once Upon A Time In Hollywood takes place during that Hollywood era of 1969," Tarantino said, without giving much away. "It takes place at the height of the counter-culture explosion. It takes place at the time of the hippy revolution and it takes pace at the height of new Hollywood."
DiCaprio, who starred for the filmmaker in Django Unchained, said the screenplay was one of the best he had ever read, while chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment motion picture group Tom Rothman went further, hailing it as the finest he had ever read.
DiCaprio added: "It's hard to speak about a film that we haven't done yet, but I’m incredibly excited … to work with Brad Pitt, and I think he’s going to transport us. I’m a huge fan of Singin' in the Rain — movies about Hollywood. As an L.A. native, having read the script, it’s one of the most amazing screenplays. We are going to do our best job to make it fantastic."
Source: Press Release