Rejoice, people. Legendary filmmaker Quentin Tarantino announced he'll be directing Bounty Law for the small screen, based on the fictional TV show in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood starring Leonardo DiCaprio’s character Rick Dalton as gunslinger Jake Cahill.
“As far as the Bounty Law shows, I want to do that, but it will take me a year and a half,” Tarantino just stated in an interview. “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.”
“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," Tarantino continues. "I 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.”
In addition to the Bounty Law news, Tarantino also hinted that the full four-hour cut of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood could be released "maybe in a year's time."