Quentin Tarantino and J.J. Abrams are reportedly in the early stages of a "Star Trek" movie. The outlet notes that Tarantino shared his vision with Star Trek reboot director J.J. Abrams, who has his hands full preparing for the impending Star Wars: Episode IX.
If it all works out, Quentin could be directing it, with JJ producing.
Turning A Classic Episode Into A Movie?
Tarantino's gone on record with his love of this franchise before, so it's not entirely shocking to learn the director might have a Star Trek story up his sleeve worth telling. More recently this September, the director told TMZ that "it would be worth having a meeting" about directing the next Star Trek film and confirmed that he plans to direct two more films before retiring.
After the underwhelming performance of Star Trek Beyond, this may just be what the franchise needs. Still, the studio has green lit a fourth film, one in which Chris Hemsworth of all people plays Chris Pine's (Captain Kirk's) father.
Tarantino is now prepping for him film on the Manson Family, scheduled for a 2019 release. Tarantino may direct the movie if things go well, Deadline indicates. The project will be produced by David Heyman, Tarantino and Shannon McIntosh, with Georgia Kacandes as executive producer. Huahua Media financed Star Trek Beyond in 2016. But it's not inconceivable that Tarantino would get the chance to create his own characters and ship for a one-off adventure.
It wouldn't be his first foray into franchises - he's directed CSI and ER for TV in the past - nor his first genre film - he's already covered cop films (Reservoir Dogs), gangster films (Pulp Fiction), westerns (Hateful Eight) and war films (Inglorious Basterds).