Quentin Tarantino has an idea for a Star Trek movie and J.J. Abrams is assembling a writers room
Director Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, The Hateful Eight) has an idea for a new Star Trek movie and J.J. Abrams (Star Trek Beyond, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) is putting together a writers room for the project, according to Deadline. Sources say that Tarantino told his idea to Abrams, and writers will be gathered to work on the idea. If it comes to fruition, Tarantino could direct with Abrams producing at Paramount. There is currently no confirmation on the Star Trek movie idea from Paramount or from Tarantino.
Star Trek, the first film in the rebooted franchise based on Star Trek, created by Gene Roddenberry, earned more than $380 million worldwide in 2009. The second installment, Star Trek Into Darkness, earned more than $460 million worldwide when it opened in May 2013. The series’ third film, Star Trek Beyond, which opened on July 22, 2016 made over $343 million worldwide.
Tarantino has never taken on a franchise in the film world before. His next film, which is set around the Charles Manson murders, is set at Sony and was given an August 2019 release date, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the murder of Sharon Tate and four others on August 9, 1969. The film is currently being called #9. Sources also have compared the film to Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction while noting it will have a budget in the range of Django Unchained, which had a $100-million budget but grossed over $425 million at the global box office.
It would be interesting to speculate on what a Star Trek movie would look like, with Quentin Tarantino’s unique style of filmmaking. What do you guys think of a Star Trek movie from Quentin Tarantino? Let us know in the comments.
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