The movie gods have blessed us with some great news today.
Deadline has revealed that Quentin Tarantino is teaming up with J.J. Abrams to make a new Star Trek film for Paramount — and he might even direct!
Here’s Deadline has to say on the matter:
“Sources said that Tarantino has come up with a great idea for a Star Trek movie at Paramount. After sharing his idea with JJ Abrams (who himself is busy prepping Star Wars Episode IX), I’ve heard the plan is to assemble a writers room of scribes who’ll hear Tarantino’s take and begin to put together a movie. If it all works out, Tarantino might direct it, with Abrams producing.”
Tarantino has long been a huge Star Trek fan, so it’s not surprising that he’d want to work on the franchise in some capacity. No, what’s surprising about this news is the notion that the filmmaker might actually add a big, studio tentpole to his resume, not to mention how hard it is to imagine Tarantino collaborating with a writer’s room on anything.
We don’t know anything else about this proposed Star Trek film at all, such as whether it will be set in Abrams’ reboot universe or if any of the franchise’s current stars (Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, etc.) will be involved but right now, we’re chomping at the bit to hear more about this wild news.
As a little bonus, here’s an interview from 2015 on the Nerdist Podcast in which Tarantino discusses what he would do if he were to ever direct a Star Trek movie: