We finally get to learn a bit more about Quentin Tarantino's newest project, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which is at least partially influenced in its narrative by the Manson murders of pregnant Valley of the Dolls actress Sharon Tate and everyone in her husband, director Roman Polanski's residence at 10050 Cielo Drive in L.A. on that fateful August night in 1969.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is also Tarantino's first project since throwing off his association with fallen movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

The director and one of Once Upon a Time's leads, Leonardo DiCaprio (starring, so far, with Brad Pitt, although Margot Robbie does have the offer to play the Sharon Tate part), made an appearance at Cinemacon in Las Vegas to tease a bit of the film to the audience of theater owners. He has not yet shot a single frame of the film, prefacing by explaining that "it's hard to talk about a movie you haven't made yet." Still, Tarantino calls the Pitt-DiCaprio pairing "the most exciting dynamic star duo since Paul Newman and Robert Redford."

"It's very hush hush and top secret. But I can tell you that Once Upon a Time in Hollywood takes place in 1969, at the height of the counterculture, hippy revolution and the height of new Hollywood. Street by street, block by block, we'll transform Los Angeles into the Hollywood of 1969," Tarantino said.

Tarantino went on to talk about the last time he shot this era being 1997's Jackie Brown, although Once Upon a Time's atmosphere and story structure is much closer to Pulp Fiction, quite possibly the director's most well-known and well-respected flick.

DiCaprio for his part says the film is "one of the most amazing screenplays" that Tarantino has ever penned. The actor added, "I'm incredibly excited … to work with Brad Pitt, and I think he's going to transport us. I'm a huge fan of Singin' in the Rain — movies about Hollywood. As an L.A. native, having read the script, it's one of the most amazing screenplays. We are going to do our best job to make it fantastic."

For his part, Tarantino punctuated his remarks by saying, "I love movies, and I love movies in movie theaters." We do too, Quentin. We do too.

Catch Once Upon a Time in Hollywood in theaters August 9, 2019, the 50th anniversary of the Manson Murders at the Tate / Polanski residence. Stay tuned here for more on this as we hear it.