Quentin Tarantino Reportedly Working on 'Star Trek' Film

Quentin Tarantino has an idea for a Star Trek movie and J.J. Abrams is assembling a writers room

Quentin Tarantino has an idea for a Star Trek movie and J.J. Abrams is assembling a writers room

Quentin Tarantino is taking a trip into Gene Roddenberry's future.

Deadline broke the story, and reported that the plan is to assemble a writers room of screenwriters to work on Tarantino's Star Trek idea and turn it into a screenplay. There is now no confirmation on the Star Trek movie idea from Paramount or from Tarantino. Climbing aboard an IP as massive as Star Trek would be a change of pace for Tarantino, and having an auteur like him on board the franchise would be highly beneficial for Paramount. Star Trek. Beyond the director's avowed love of nostalgia and geeky side, we're not sure we see the ready connection between the two. Back in 2015, the filmmaker laid out his vision for a Star Trek movie on the Nerdist podcast, claiming that he wanted to get away from the multi-character story arcs of the reboots, which Beyond would later fully embrace. He said he was a big fan of the original Star Trek series and liked the JJ Abrams 2009 Star Trek film, but didn't care for 2013's Into Darkness follow-up. Tarantino is already working with the company on a film that will focus in part on the Manson murders. Tarantino may direct the movie if things go well, Deadline indicates. It's said that the plan is to have Abrams produce the project. This means that the next Star Trek film might require a new source of funding before it could be greenlit. But, there's also been no word on a path for the franchise since Justin Lin's Star Trek Beyond(the third in the rebooted universe) bowed in July 2016. However, he has never taken over an existing franchise, except when he directed episodes for CSI and ER.

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