Quentin Tarantino may be known for writing and directing his own original films, but over the years he has expressed some interest in possibly taking on an existing franchise as well. James Bond is one that has been talked about for years and in the past he has also been very public about his love for Star Trek. Now it appears that Tarantino is finally ready to do more than just talk about it and is becoming directly involved in the latter. Word on the street is that he has an idea for a new Trek movie and he has already pitched it to Paramount and J.J. Abrams. But would he still be involved beyond the idea stage? Hit the jump to find out what we know.
According to Deadline, Quentin Tarantino has an idea for a new Star Trek movie that he has shared with J.J. Abrams, who seems to have responded positively. They are now planning to assemble a writers’ room for the project to generate a screenplay based on the concept and get the ball rolling. If all goes according to plan, Tarantino might direct the movie with J.J. Abrams on board as he producer (he is currently busy with Star Wars: Episode IX).
Now obviously we have heard Tarantino throw out plenty of ideas that never panned out and I would take this with a grain of salt. I also have a hard time believing that tenth and potentially final film in his “oeuvre” would be a Star Trek movie. That being said, he did previously hint at this on the Nerdist Podcast, stating that he would like to do a feature-length version of The Next Generation episode “Yesterday’s Enterprise” which revolves around the Enterprise crew being forced to choose between two alternate timelines. Sounds like it might be a way to resolve the so-called Kelvin timeline. Would you like to see Quentin Tarantino direct a Star Trek movie?