CinemaCon, the world's largest convention for theater owners, kicked off in Las Vegas last night, with the Sony Pictures
panel including a surprise appearance by Once Upon a Time
in Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino
and star Leonardo DiCaprio
. This upcoming movie, set in the year 1969, examining some of the most pivotal events from this year, hasn't even started filming yet, with principal photography slated to begin this summer. Without any actual footage to show, a sizzle reel of Tarantino's films was shown, with the director comparing this film to the 1994 seminal classic that put him on the map, Pulp Fiction
. Here's what the director had to say below.
"It takes place during the 1969 Hollywood era at the height of the counterculture explosion, at the time of the hippie revolution. During the summer, little by little, block by block, we'll be transforming Los Angeles in the psychedelic Hollywood of 1969."