Quentin Tarantino and JJ Abrams Developing Next Star Trek Film


Details are scarce on the shape Quentin Tarantino's proposed Star Trek movie will take, although thanks to the director's word himself we may actually have a good idea of which episodes he wants to tackle.

The Wrap reported Paramount has assembled a writer's room with a number of screenwriters to hear Tarantino's "Star Trek" pitch. If it gets the green light, Tarantino will direct and Abrams will produce. Granted, that and "City on the Edge of Forever" are two of the most beloved episodes of Star Trek of all time, but it's interesting that Tarantino would drop the names of not one but two episodes about time travel.

Abrams, who is now working on "Star Wars: Episode IX", directed the 2009 reboot "Star Trek" and the 2013 sequel "Star Trek Into Darkness".

"You could take some of the classic "Star Trek" episodes and easily expand them to 90 minutes or more and really do some awesome, unbelievable stuff", he said.

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While the latest Trek TV show, Discovery, has added the occasional F-bomb to its array of phasers and torpedos, most of the franchise's instalments feature prim dialog, bloodless violence, few substances stronger than alien liqueurs and forgettable dialog that hustles the plot along with often-improbable and unscientific exposition. You could take some of the great classic Star Trek episodes and just easily expand them to 90 minutes or more and really do some incredible, fantastic stuff.

Quentin Tarantino is ready to explore unusual new worlds.

Folloing the release of Star Trek Beyond in 2016, Paramount announced plans for a fourth film focusing on Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and his deceased father (Chris Hemsworth). Moving beyond this stage would require a great deal of work before Paramount would consider greenlighting the project. While Tarantino is known for penning and directing his own movies, he has also directed for established franchises like CSI and ER.