Tarantino Star Trek

The unexpected might have just happened. Director Quentin Tarantino, the oddball behind Kill Bill and Django Unchained, is developing a Star Trek film with J.J. Abrams.

According to Deadline, Tarantino has come up with an amazing idea for a new Star Trek movie and Paramount and J.J. Abrams are getting behind. There is even the possibility that QT might direct:

“Sources said that Tarantino has come up with a great idea for a Star Trek movie at Paramount. After sharing his idea with J.J. 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 - STar Trek

Quentin Tarantino hasn’t been secretive about his love for the franchise. He’s expressed his interest in Star Trek many times, even going as far as to say he would prefer working on a Trekkie film over a Star Wars film:

“I would be more inclined to do a Star Trek kind of thing rather than Star Wars. I haven’t considered considered it, like I’m going to do it, but I did web spin a little bit about the idea…The obvious one would be The City on the Edge of Forever. That’s what everyone would go to, but there’s a reason why everyone would go to that! It’s one of the classic stories of all time. And one of the great time travel stories.”

Of course, the film is still in very early stages and everything could change. For now, QT is working on his upcoming film for Sony.

Source: deadline.com


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255 Comments

  1. The New Mutants (Marvel) is turning the comic book, super hero, genre on its head with more of a horror movie vibe to it. Now they’re looking to change other genres.

    I’m looking forward to this.

  2. If he’s working on it with Abrams, I’m guessing it’ll be a continuation of the Kelvin timeline. It’d be interesting to see them do a Kelvin version of the TNG story.

  3. >:-(
    It started with the stupid JJA ST Movie reboot, then we got the diseased STD… Star Trek has gone to the dogs…
    (and thats coming from a hard core ST fan (since TOS!))

    I’ll better watch “The Orville” reruns for the next year…
    (I guess, Gene, from up there, does the same…)

  4. Hes a big fan of the series and wants to do an updated faithfully done big budget version of one of the episodes… Or even draw inspiration from it… Sounds good to me…. There’s no way paramount would put out an r rated star trek so it could work.

  5. so, theres a merc ship. flying around edges of federation space and the frontier
    you pay them, they kill them
    among the crew, a dishonored Klingon warrior, Frengi (theres money to me made. why the fuck not), Vuclan, trying to repay a debt. Ex Borg (those blue aliens? forget what tehy were called) and assorted humans

    and a mysterious cook

  6. Quentin is a good director, and if he kept to canon I could see him making a bloody good Star Trek movie, because he’ll give us back a good story rather than one so full of plot holes that it needs to rely on special effects to paper over the cracks.

    • Yep the year trek died 2017. First disco. Now this possibly happening?
      I won’t ever watch anything he does unless or until he walks back his anti-police officer stance.
      I skipped hateful 8 due to his attitude towards cops. But yeah the year trek was killed by paramount 2017!

  7. Tarantino has demonstrated with CSI that he can make a part of the franchise that is not necessarily his “version” of things. He is versatile. While I am not a huge fans of his films due to the violence and profanity that he uses, I do not assume that he will make Trek film that has all of that in it. I don’t see him doing a Kill Bill in space. He is a compelling film maker, and this could be a good thing for the franchise. Let’s see where they go with it.

  8. If anything, it has the potential to give TOS purists a little more of what they wanted. Just consider how well he is at revisiting retro genres of film like old kung fu flicks with Kill Bill or grindhouse films with Death Proof.

  9. I’m already imagining space vampires, werewolves, mermaids with phasers, Samuel L Jackson quoting the bible and John Travolta blowing up the head of a Vulcan. :-

    I need to sleep! :p

  10. Hmm…. I’m not a fan of Tarantino either but I guess with the not so good effort of the 2009 film and the travesty of into darkness id say a fresh perspective would help in any case as far as helping out Abrams so I’m all for it.

    • We were promised that with Discovery too yet 90% of it is basically abramsverse style. Not dockin it cuz it hasn’t even come out yet but I had to point that out too.

  11. The reboots suck as does the new series. Cbs need flushed out the airlock and for jj abrams he fucked star trek with those awful films. Tarantino cool as long as Abrams isnt involved he fucked two franchises i love Star Trek and Star Wars. Hes about to fuck star wars again directing Episode 9.

  12. I curse word here and there in trek I can live with, and I do love Tarantino movies but I just don’t see an intelligent dialog coming out of this. Still it might shake things up a bit so we can get back on track.

  13. I’m at the point where everything made after VOY, ENT and Nemesis is just white noise. I think I’ll start reading some of the novels and continue to watch Orville for my Star Trek fix. This franchise has been officially hijacked

  14. I’m at the point where everything made after VOY, ENT and Nemesis is just white noise. I think I’ll start reading some of the novels and continue to watch Orville for my Star Trek fix. This franchise has been officially hijacked. It just goes to show you that you can have an idea that can change the world and it could be whored out by a corporation. I hope QT do
    does well. I do like some of his movies. This franchise which start as a morality play and Inspired hundreds of inventions is now drivel with a Hodgepodge of lens flares, shit blowing up for no reason and f-bombs. But I guess for some it’s Crazy Sexy Cool.

  15. Bad! Really Bad!!IMPOSSIBLY BAD!!!
    QT’s reputation as a overly violent prone director precedes him. Team him up with the heretical JJ Adams and the end of ST as we know it is certain..

    • John, why do you think it’s ok to call your fellow fans as “closed-minded blowhards?
      Do you feel threatened when someone disagrees with your viewpoint?
      Does your hostility come to the forefront when dealing with different opinions?
      Do you feel superior when calling other ST fans names?
      These questions and many more come to mind when you criticize your fellow ST fans with name calling merely for expressing themselves in an open forum such as this.
      Please consider these thoughts in the future and do have a great rest of the week!
      🖖🏼

    • Dr. Phil? LOL! You honor me, sir. Nevertheless, try not to be too upset with others when their opinions don’t align with yours. There’s a lot of folks who think the Abrams/Tarantino pairing would not be a good thing. They most likely are every bit as much of a fan as you are.
      Expressing your opinions, great. Putting down others with demeaning words because they disagree with you, not so great.
      And I am serious when I wish you a great rest of the week, friend.
      🖖🏼 😊

  16. If it’s still working off of the new timeline, that’s like getting Gordon Ramsey to try and spruce-up a plate of dogshit.
    The whole thing is trash. Scrape it in the bin and move on.

  17. I wonder how many F bombs will be dropped and now many times we’ll hear the N word in casual conversation?

    I can see it now….

    Kirk: Do you know what they call a Quarter Pounder with Cheese on Vulcan?

    McCoy: They don’t call it a Quarter Pounder with Cheese?

    Kirk: No man they’re vegetarians and got the metric system on that planet- they have no clue what the fuck a quarter pounder with cheese is.

  18. Nope. Hate that fucker for my own reasons and I refuse to watch his shit no matter its quality or content. May he die painfully waiting for help from those who have already sacrificed their brothers and sisters protecting cunts like him.

  19. The logical conclusion of watering the franchise down with the JJ Abhrams crap, ST Discovery…

    The property has been turned into a mainstream sci-fi shoot’em up with no trace of Trek left in it.

    All the proof you need is this article right here.

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