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.”
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.