Published: Wed, December 06, 2017
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

Quentin Tarantino planning new Star Trek film with JJ Abrams

Quentin Tarantino planning new Star Trek film with JJ Abrams

Deadline is reporting that Quentin Tarantino - yes, that Quentin Tarantino - might direct a Star Trek movie. Star Trek is also produced by Paramount, and so Tarantino is likely to receive support from them to make the movie. Needless to say that's a "Star Trek" movie everyone would want to see.

Tarantino's upcoming film, which will revolve around the Manson Family murders, is set to be released on the 50th anniversary of the deaths of actress Sharon Tate and four others in Los Angeles-August 9, 2019.

Meanwhile, Variety reported that the two filmmakers have already begun work on setting up a writers' room to produce a script for the as-yet-untitled project.

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While nothing is set in stone yet, Tarantino has mentioned his affinity towards the esteemed science fiction franchise in the past.

If the fourth Star Trek film will receive the green light from Paramount Pictures, this could mean that Tarantino's story idea won't be featured until the fifth movie. While Tarantino is considered to be one of America's greatest living directors, he's also known for making crass, adult-rated movies with an enthusiastic dose of gory violence and racial epithets. "You could take some of the classic 'Star Trek" episodes and easily expand them to 90 minutes or more and really do some incredible, fantastic stuff", he said. Still, he's never been one to stick to the obvious projects, either.

JJ Abrams is now in the midst of preparing what will be the final chapter in Disney's new Star Wars trilogy, Episode IX.

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Cue theKill Bill sirens: Quentin Tarantino might be planning to put his distinctive stamp on the Star Trek franchise.

Beyond that, there's every reason to believe that Tarantino is familiar with "Star Trek's" source material, as he's peppered some of his movies with on-point "Star Trek" references.

If this goes through, Abrams would direct the film and Tarantino might direct it. However, in thinking of that concept even further though, I think one of the best episodes of Star Trek ever written was for 'Next Generation.' ...

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