The biggest surprise of the Sony panel was when head honcho Tom Rothman brought out Quentin Tarantino and Leonardo DiCaprio to talk about their next movie called Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.
They played a little tone trailer that pretty much looked like slightly moving Mondo art (kind of an Olly Moss style) that showed iconic moments from Tarantino's past movies, all against bright neon yellow and pink and blue backgrounds and ending with that same style on the title Once Upon A Time In Hollywood with Brad Pitt and Leo DiCaprio's faces next to it. As this little kinda-but-not-really trailer played the music behind it was Indian Reservation by Paul Revere and The Raiders.
They haven't shot a frame of the movie yet, but Tarantino vowed to make a big, sweeping LA-set -period epic and that he'd be spending the summer transforming huge swaths of LA into a 1969 version of itself. He also said that this script skews closest to Pulp Fiction in that you have the leads and a huge amount of crazy colorful supporting characters that bring texture to the movie as they go on their adventure.
DiCaprio chimed in saying that he's a huge Tarantino fan, loves all his stuff and believe this is the best script he's ever written.
High praise, indeed. I know I'm always down for a fired up Tarantino flick.
Tarantino said that Pitt and DiCaprio play on-screen buddies in the same mold as Butch and Sundance. No mention of Margot Robbie, who is rumored to be in contention to play Sharon Tate, so I suppose that deal isn't done yet.
They also dropped the news that Once Upon A Time In Hollywood will be hitting cinema screens August 2019, so we're not too insanely far away.
So that's that! Be back tomorrow with some more CinemaCon funstuffs!