Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has re-affirmed that he intends to direct all five episodes of “Bounty Law,” a limited event series based on the fictional TV series of the same name seen in his 2019 feature “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”.
The fictional series follows Jake Cahill as he rides across the old west looking for bounties to collect. In ‘Once’, the series is frequently referred to as one of the best things that actor Rick Dalton (Leonard DiCaprio) worked on before his eventual descent into washed up status.
The film featured an ‘intro’ for the show, but Tarantino intends to follow through on creating a full five-episode series done in the style of those old half-hour western series. He tells Deadline:
“As far as the ‘Bounty Law’ shows, I want to do that, but it will take me a year and a half. I ended up writing five half-hour episodes. So I’ll do them, and I will direct all of them.
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. Where all this came from was, 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.
I’d 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?”
There’s currently no word on DiCaprio or co-star Brad Pitt’s involvement, though hopefully we’ll see DiCaprio playing Rick Dalton playing Jake Cahill along with glimpses of Pitt playing stuntman Cliff Booth in the series.