Quentin Tarantino Shares His Idea With JJ Abrams
Tarantino has shared his idea with JJ Abrams and it's possible that the two will assemble a team of writers who can help them create a script. However, nothing has been finalized yet and Abrams is also busy prepping for Star Wars Episode IX.
Abrams rebooted the Star Trek franchise in 2009 and he also directed Star Trek Into Darkness. He currently works as a producer for the franchise and serves as the director of Star Wars Episode IX.
Paramount Pictures previously said that it was developing a fourth Star Trek film that will feature Chris Hemsworth as Captain Kirk's (Chris Pine) father. However, no director has been tapped for the installment.
If the fourth Star Trek film will receive the green light from Paramount Pictures, this could mean that Tarantino's story idea won't be featured until the fifth movie.
Quentin Tarantino Hints At Directing A 'Star Trek' Movie
During a previous interview, Tarantino also hinted at the possibility of directing a Star Trek sequel over a Star Wars film because he is a huge fan of the former.
"The only thing that limited them was their '60s budget and eight-day shooting schedule. You could take some of the classic Star Trek episodes and easily expand them to 90 minutes or more and really do some amazing stuff," said Tarantino.
In the same podcast interview, the director dubbed Star Trek: The Next Generation as one of the best sequels to have ever been written.
Untitled Project With Sony Pictures
Meanwhile, before Tarantino could immerse himself in the world of Star Trek, he will first team up with Sony Pictures for an upcoming film. The untitled project will headline Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate.
Two male lead roles have yet to be cast and reports suggest that Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, and Brad Pitt are in talks for the parts. The film is produced by David Heyman, Georgia Kacandes, Shannon McIntosh, and Tarantino.
The film is set in Los Angeles during the time of the Manson murder spree and is slated to hit theaters on Aug. 19, 2019. Coincidentally, this also falls on the 50th anniversary of Tate's death. Production for Tarantino's latest film will begin early next year.