Quentin Tarantino, JJ Abrams are teaming up for a 'Star Trek' movie

07 December, 2017, 02:50 | Author: Christina Harvey
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In what has to be the must astonishing piece of news we've seen since, uh, the fifteen other insane things that happened today, Deadline has just revealed that Quentin Tarantino and JJ Abrams are now collaborating on a new Star Trek film for Paramount. Both entertainment outlets confirm the two now plan on bringing a writers room together for Paramount to flush things out.

If this goes through, Abrams would direct the film and Tarantino might direct it.

But clearly, adding Tarantino's cache to the Trek franchise would be a major coup for Paramount. And he's shared that idea with fellow director J.J. Abrams (currently working on "Star Wars: Episode IX"). In an interview with the Nerdist podcast this September, the director said he was "definitely a fan of the original series" and "in particular a fan of William Shatner's". "You could take some of the classic Star Trek episodes and easily expand them to 90 minutes or more and really do some incredible, wonderful stuff". Not so much? Do you think the entire cast of Abrams' rebooted Star Trek franchise will be coming aboard for this, or do you think Tarantino would recast from the ground up and make this a one-off thing?

Tarantino said past year that he only plans to direct two more films.




Tarantino is known for creating his own original stories such as Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, The Hateful Eight, and more.

He has worked with franchises on the small screen, directing episodes of CSI and ER.

While it is exciting that there is some momentum behind a fourth Kelvin-verse Star Trek movie, it is worth keeping in mind that Tarantino's pitch is just that.

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