If at any point while watching Pulp Fiction or Reservoir Dogs or even Django: Unchained you had the thought that Quentin Tarantino should make a Star Trek film, there is a chance you might have seen the future.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tarantino pitched an idea for a new Star Trek film to J.J. Abrams, the former director and current producer of the rebooted franchise, with the two reportedly having plans to bring together a writer’s room & with Tarantino set to potentially direct the film Paramount chooses to move forward.
Word about the future of the rebooted film franchise has been slim since Star Trek Beyond came out in 2016, with Abrams once again busy with Star Wars and Justin Lin returning to the Fast and Furious franchise for its final films. Reportedly there were rumors that the fourth film would be about the return of George Kirk (Chris Hemsworth), who died in the first film, through time travel to team-up with his son James Kirk (Chris Pine).
At the time of the third film’s release the cast contracts had run out and there were reports about some potentially having signed on for more and others maybe not.
There is no report on if Tarantino’s idea could replace the previous time-travel story that the studio had been eyeing for the next film. Though it could still play in some as during an interview with Nerdist in 2015 the director listed the time-travel episode “Yesterday’s Enterprise” from Star Trek: The Next Generation as one of his favorites.
“The only thing that limited them was their ’60s budget and eight-day shooting schedule,” he said in the interview. “You could take some of the classic Star Trek episodes and easily expand them to 90 minutes or more and really do some amazing, amazing stuff.”