Simon Pegg Clears Up Some Of Those Star Trek And Quentin Tarantino Rumors

Simon Pegg Star Trek

There has been a lot of talk in recent weeks about the possibility of Quentin Tarantino writing a Star Trek movie. Now, the man who wrote the last one explains what's really going on. Simon Pegg was the co-writer of Star Trek: Beyond and he's a man who has been intimately involved in the J.J. Abrams-produced franchise. Recently, the writer/actor was asked about the rumor that Tarantino has already written a potentially R-rated Star Trek script. According to Pegg, it doesn't seem there is an actual script at this point, but he did confirm that Tarantino has apparently met with J.J. Abrams to discuss the possibility of being involved in the next film. According to Pegg...

I don't think he's written an R-rated Star Trek script. I think what happened is he went to J.J. with an idea that he's had for awhile. I remember he told us about it a long time ago. I think he told me and Edgar about it a long time ago. He just put it to J.J. and I think J.J.'s just considering putting it into a writing room. We got an email just saying, 'Guess what? Guess who came into the office the other day?' So, I don't know much about it other than it's in the mix, so we'll see.

So while no decision has apparently been made on Star Trek 4, it does appear that Quentin Tarantino's idea for a story is currently in the running. Simon Pegg tells HeyUGuys that the possibility is real, but the rumors that there's already a script, and that it's an R-rated story, are not entirely accurate.

Quentin Tarantino has made no secret of the fact that's a huge fan of original Star Trek and he's talked about his potential ideas for a film as well as his potential willingness to direct one.

What's interesting is that, while we had no specific information about plans to write or produce another Star Trek movie, J.J. Abrams had spoken about an idea for one, a film that would actually see the return of Chris Hemsworth from the first reboot film, as George Kirk, the father of Chris Pine's Captain. It would seem likely that this idea isn't part of Quentin Tarantino's idea for a movie, so Abrams would need to choose which one he wanted to go with. If he does end up using Tarantino's idea, then the George Kirk plan either gets scrapped, or at the very least postponed, to a potential fifth movie.

It seems that the future of Star Trek is very much alive, the only question is which direction it will take. Keep reading CinemaBlend for news on the next Star Trek movie.

Dirk Libbey
Content Producer/Theme Park Beat

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