Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek Movie Pitch Heads to Writers' Room


He said he was a big fan of the original Star Trek series and liked the JJ Abrams 2009 Star Trek film, but didn't care for 2013's Into Darkness follow-up.

Are you excited about the prospect of a Quentin Tarantino Star Trek movie?

Well, it seems he has had a meeting about it, with Deadline revealing that Tarantino has shared his idea with J.J. Abrams, producer on Paramount Pictures' rebooted Trek universe, prompting Paramount to assemble a writers room to develop the idea.

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

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If a success, Deadline reports that Tarantino may take on directing while Abrams would produce. After all, the director and Academy Award-winning writer has always developed his own ideas, and has never made a move that didn't garner an R rating. As TrekMovie reported in September, Tarantino's name entered the Trek sphere after his remarks on a Nerdist podcast in 2015 began recirculating around the web. " He mentioned two episodes in particular: 1967's "The City on the Edge of Forever" from the classic series, and the 1990 Next Generation episode, "Yesterday's Enterprise".

Not only is Abrams tied up with the final installment of the new Star Wars trilogy, Tarantino is hard at work on his next movie, which will reportedly deal in some way with Charles Manson's murder spree in the late 1960s.

Margot Robbie and Jennifer Lawrence are among the actresses he is said to have approached to play Sharon Tate - the pregnant wife of director Roman Polanski - who was stabbed to death by members of the Manson Family in August 1969.