Quentin Tarantino and Star Trek? Yep, you read that headline right.
As per Deadline, QT has had talks with Paramount over the direction of a new Trek effort. The outlet reports that Tarantino has explained his vision to the studio, with the plan now to bring a writing team together to see what they can come up with using this idea. If all goes to plan, it could well be that Tarantino ends up directing the film with J.J. Abrams producing.
Where this goes from here, we’ll all have to wait and see, but the thought of Quentin Tarantino helming a Star Trek movie is something that will excite many genre fans. And even those who aren’t keen on the idea should at least be intrigued as to just what the man behind Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, the Kill Bill duo, Death Proof, Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained and The Hateful Eight could bring to the Star Trek franchise.
Right now, Tarantino is prepping his next movie over at Sony Pictures; a movie that will focus loosely around the timeframe of the infamous Manson Family murders. While no casting confirmation has come as of yet for that picture, Margot Robbie is QT’s top pick to play Sharon Tate, while the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise and Samuel L. Jackson have all been linked to the project.
As ever, expect more on all of this as we get it.