Quentin Tarantino's STAR TREK Film Is "A Very Big Possibility;" Will Continue Working On It Later This Year

Quentin Tarantino's STAR TREK Film Is "A Very Big Possibility;" Will Continue Working On It Later This Year

When Star Trek 4 was shelved after casting disputes, Tarantino's pitch to Bad Robot was still on the minds of many, including J.J. Abrams. the director will continue talks after his latest hits theaters.

The idea of Quentin Tarantino directing a Star Trek movie is intriguing no matter who you ask. Yes, an R-rated Star Trek movie is a radical idea, and yes, Tarantino is not the first person you might think of to helm it - But if this deal comes together does indeed become the tenth film in Tarantino's iconic filmography, general audiences will have no choice but to pay for tickets.

Speaking to SlashFilm regarding the new edition of The Hateful Eight on Netflix, the director had this to say regarding his in-development Star Trek project:

It’s a very big possibility. I haven’t been dealing with those guys for a while cause I’ve been making my movie. But we’ve talked about a story and a script. The script has been written and when I emerge my head like Punxsutawney Phil, post-Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, we’ll pick up talking about it again.

The fact that the script (penned by The Revenant's Mark L. Smith) has already been written bodes well for movement on the project this year, but only as long as Paramount, Abrams, and Tarantino come to an agreement.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is one of the most anticipated films of the year. It will be exciting to see how the rest of Tarantino's 2019 pans out, especially if positive news regarding his take on Star Trek comes to light.
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