Fresh off director Quentin Tarantino's open letter against spoiler-clad cinema ruiners, Sony Pictures Entertainment has given his new film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood an official trailer of the red band variety.
Catch the latest glimpse at Tarantino's latest, the specific plot of which is still characteristically being kept under close guard, up top. Previously, Sony dropped a shorter teaser trailer introducing Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio's characters:
The Charles Manson-referencing presumed blockbuster hits theaters July 26. As with all Tarantino entries, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood's cast doesn't stop at just two top-tier names. Margot Robbie, Dakota Fanning, Al Pacino (seen heavily in the new trailer), and Kurt Russell are also aboard the ninth feature in the director's canon.
In a letter shared across the film's social media platforms ahead of its Cannes debut, Tarantino urged early viewers to refrain from spoiling the story for those unable to catch it until the theatrical drop date.
"I love Cinema. You love Cinema. It's the journey of discovering a story for the first time," Tarantino wrote, adding that any such reveals could "prevent later audiences" from having the intended experience. Fittingly, the posts were hashtagged #NoSpoilersInHollywood.
As has been said many times by now, in Tarantino's previous dips into the annals of history, he fucking went for it. Let's all honor that no spoilers letter, yeah?
Shortly after the new trailer premiered, Esquire dropped a very thorough piece featuring extensive conversations with Tarantino, DiCaprio, and Pitt on a number of topics either directly connected to the film or related to its central assessment of the movie industry of yesteryear.
In addition to some fond memories of the late Burt Reynolds (who was originally set to be in the film) and a discussion on the story's bold three-day timeline, Tarantino was asked about the Manson connection. "One of the things we don't want to try to help you solve here but what you're poking around about is, yes, this is a Hollywood movie in the same vein as, like, The Stunt Man or Singin’ in the Rain or any other movie about Hollywood," Tarantino said. "And there's a good-hearted spirit to it. Then you ask, 'How does the Manson Family fit in?' Well, that's the trick."
Ultimately, Tarantino wants the audience to enter the theater asking these questions about Manson. "It's like we’ve got a perfectly good body, and then we take a syringe and inject it with a deadly virus," he said. Read the full thing from Michael Hainey right here.