Quentin Tarantino may be boldly going where some men have gone before, as reportedly, he has pitched the idea for a new Star Trek film to J.J. Abrams and Paramount Pictures, who are said to soon assemble a writers room who will hear Tarantino’s idea and start developing the script for the film.
Currently, Tarantino is working on his untitled project about an ensemble in Los Angeles around the time the Manson murder spree of 1969 was happening, while Abrams is developing the final episode –Episode IX– of the newest Star Wars trilogy, so maybe this newest Star Trek film won’t see the light of day anytime soon.
What’s interesting about all of this is the fact that Tarantino has only worked other people’s “property” -a.k.a characters, scenarios, universes- in Television, twice with CSI and one time with ER, so for him to be taking on such an iconic franchise might prove to be a challenge he has not yet faced, as it’s looking like he won’t just develop the idea for the film but will be hired as the director as well.
Funny enough, back in 2015 in an interview with Nerdist podcast, Tarantino talked about how he would prefer to direct a Star Trek film over a Star Wars one, as he was a big fan of the original series, calling Yesterday’s Enterprise -The Next Generation episode- one of the best Star Trek episodes ever written.
However, long time ago there was the idea of a fourth Star Trek film -fourth reboot film- that would have brought back Kirk’s deceased father, George Kirk, played by the now well-known actor Chris Hemsworth, so this news might be changing those plans.
As neither Paramount nor Tarantino’s “people” have been available for comment, we’ll just have to be patient regarding the development of this news.
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Tarantino’s latest project is set to premiere on August 9, 2019.