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Quentin Tarantino Has Written A Western TV Show Called Bounty Law

Quentin Tarantino Has Written A Western TV Show Called Bounty Law

Veteran film-maker Quentin Tarantino has revealed that he's written five episodes of a TV show that he hopes to direct.

His upcoming movie Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is set for release in August, while the TV show he's penned is called Bounty Law - and it actually features in the new film.

Let me explain.

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His new film is set in 1969 and centres around a fading TV star called Rick Dalton, who is played by Leonardo DiCaprio. Rick has tried to make the jump to major films, but, much to his annoyance, his career never quite made it to the next step.

In the movie, Bounty Law is the TV show in which Rick stars as Jake Cahill - and now it looks like Tarantino is actually considering making it for real.

For ...Hollywood, Tarantino shot scenes designed as 'excerpts' of Bounty Law, to 'get into the mindset' of Rick, but in an interview with Deadline, he's said that he actually wrote episodes of the show and wants to direct them.

Credit: Sony
Credit: Sony

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"From watching the different old Western shows and everything, I did it to get in the head of Bounty Law," he explained. "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."

He doesn't seem quite so hopeful that Leo will play his character in the show, however, as he added: "I can't imagine Leonardo is going to want to do it. [Maybe I'll] cast somebody else?

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"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."

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is set for release on 15 August.

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Topics: TV and Film

Amelia Ward

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