Quentin Tarantino is taking on a new project. Although he is presently working with Sony to make his latest film- Helter Skelter, covering the Manson family murders- he is already planning to boldly go where he has not gone before.
Tarantino, famous for his very gory cult-classics, has pitched an idea for a new Star Trek movie to Paramount and it looks like he has been given the go. Tarantino has also gotten Paramount to agree to an R-Rating for the new movie, a shift from the previous Trek films.
Not much is known about the project, as he will not be officially working on it until he finishes his current project, which is set to be released in 2019. However, Deadline reports that JJ Abrams- who is currently directing Star Trek Episode IX and who has directed other Star Trek films- has already started working to make Tarantino’s dream come true. Abrams has assembled a writers’ room to begin fleshing out the story. Though Tarnation is used to being the writer of all his films, it is not the first time he’s ventured into working with a franchise and working with other writers. Early in his career, Tarantino worked on ER and CSI where he was able to experience this.
While fans are divided on how they feel, one thing can be said for certain. Many of them are excited to see that familiar faces of the franchise may be returning.
Patrick Stewart, who previously played Jean-Luc Picard in the earlier series, told The Hollywood Reporter after the news broke that he would love to return to the franchise if Tarantino was directing.
“One of my dreams is to work with Tarantino. I admire his work so much, and to be in a Tarantino film would give me so much satisfaction. So, if he is going to direct something to do with Star Trek and there was the possibility of dear old Jean-Luc showing up again and doing that for Mr. Tarantino, I would embrace it.”
Tarantino had previously stated that his 10th film would be the last he’d work on and if this is true, then Star Trek may be his final frontier.