Quentin Tarantino Might Direct A Star Trek Movie With JJ Abrams Producing

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Acclaimed director Quentin Tarantino has hatched an idea for a Star Trek movie that he could direct as one of his final films. This is according to Deadline, which cites sources saying he shared his idea with Star Trek reboot director JJ Abrams, and that the idea is to get writers together to listen to Tarantino's pitch and then start the process of making a film. Deadline reports that Tarantino may direct, with Abrams onboard to produce.

Deadline points out that Tarantino has never directed an entry in an established film series, so this would be new territory for the Oscar winner. But he has done that on TV, as he directed episodes of CSI and ER. As the site explains, Tarantino is known for his creative control on his projects, so working on Star Trek--which has an established framework and millions of fans--would be an interesting move.

Star Trek is produced by film company Paramount, which is owned by Sony. Tarantino is already working with the company on a film that will focus in part on the Manson murders.

Abrams directed the 2013 Star Trek reboot and its sequel, Into Darkness, before Justin Lin took over on 2016's Star Trek Beyond. As for Abrams, he is lined up to direct Star Wars: Episode IX after Jurassic World's Colin Trevorrow dropped out.

The last movie that Tarantino directed was 2015's The Hateful Eight. In November 2016, Tarantino said he only plans to make two more movies before retiring, so if the Star Trek movie could be his last one.

Taraninto's eight directorial projects have included Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill Vol. 2, Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, and The Hateful Eight. Tarantino won Best Writing Oscars for Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained.

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Avatar image for good_coop89

Gonna be one bloody af Star Trek movie.

Avatar image for deactivated-5c93b0750c68b

Can't be any worse that the reboot universe so far.

Avatar image for esio

why not? There is bunch of choices: woody allen, tommy wiseau, pope francis, pewdiepie or him.

Avatar image for boardsport311

Horrible idea?

Avatar image for techaddikt

"Klingon! Do you speak it!? Say say what again MF!!"

Avatar image for PETERAKO

@techaddikt: I dare you, I double dare you pataq

Avatar image for mdinger

Hopefully it's set in the JJ "Mystery Box" Abrams Star Trekverse and Tarantino just kills everyone in it so we can return to true canonical Star Trek.

Avatar image for Smosh150

Just no, maybe as a spoof with a bunch of red shirts in a room or something. Would be interesting to watch in that regard.

Avatar image for oneligas

IT.... JUST....MIGHT.... BE.... CRAZY.... ENOUGH.... TO.... WORK!

Avatar image for Brettsky128

I didn't realize it was already April 1st.

Avatar image for matricks_

**** it. Let's just burn it already and get Mel Brooks to do it.

Avatar image for locutus442

The only thing worse than Quentin Tarantino directing a Star Trek movie would be J. J. Abrams directing a Star Trek movie. Oh wait...

Avatar image for Wraith3

It's like someone over there said "Screw it! Let's totally mess this franchise up!"

Avatar image for mdinger

@Wraith3: They have done that already with the awful reboots (not necessarily bad films per se, but bad Star Trek films). This is all cherry on the top stuff.

Avatar image for inebriantia

@Wraith3: I think he could do a great job with it. I mean the guy knows good storytelling and action. The only concerning part is he's never done sci-fi, but he's imaginative enough to do it. I mean it's gotta be better than the last 3 snooze fests.

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"Do you see a sign here that says dead Vulcan storage"?