After languishing in development for years, director Joe Dante's Roger Corman biopic The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes is finally coming together, with Quentin Tarantino set to play Roger Corman.

The movie almost got off the ground back in 2010, when Colin Firth was attached to star as the legendary B-movie filmmaker. The story is set in 1967, centering on Roger Corman's experience making The Trip, which starred Peter Fonda, Bruce Dern, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson in one of his earlier roles. Here's what Roger Corman had to say about the story, adding that he will also appear in a cameo role.

"It's the story of how I made The Trip in the 1960s about LSD. It starred Jack Nicholson in one of his first roles and I took LSD so I knew what it was all about. It was very controversial but it was the only American picture invited to the Cannes Film Festival that year. I have a cameo role in the movie about it, playing the executive who didn't want me to make the film."

Joe Dante is directing from a screenplay by Michael Almereyda, Charlie Largent, Tim Lucas and James Robison. Saïd Ben Saïd is producing and providing the financing through his SBS Productions company. It isn't known when production will begin.

Quentin Tarantino has acted in most of his own films, with roles in Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Death Proof and Django Unchained. He has also starred in Sukiyaki Western Django, Little Nicky, From Dusk Till Dawn and had an arc on Alias.