Quentin Tarantino is one of the most visionary directors in the business, although we may be nearing the end of his career as a filmmaker. Tarantino has always said he intended to make just ten movies, although a loophole allowing him to possibly direct his own Star Trek movie. The sci-fi franchise's future currently unclear, although there are plenty of fans who are eager to see what the mind behind Kill Bill might do with the members of Starfleet.
It's currently unclear if Quentin Tarantino is planning on using the cast of the current film franchise, or recast to start fresh. Simon Pegg played Scotty for all three installments of the Star Trek franchise, and has been speaking about the possibility of Tarantino directing, and how he might approach it. Now the director has spoken up, revealing Pegg's comments are untrue. As Tarantino put it:
Well, there you have it. Despite Simon Pegg's earlier statements, Quentin Tarantino maintains that his possible Star Trek movie would be approached the same as the other films in his catalogue. He doesn't plan on holding back, and would put his signature POV and penchant for over the top violence into the beloved property.
Quentin Tarantino's comments to Deadline set the record straight, and are told thanks to the director's signature blunt tone. Simon Pegg might have had a strong tenure in the Star Trek franchise, but that doesn't mean he's privy to Tarantino's plans for his own movie. He's not a director known for holding back, so we should expect the same grit, humor, and f-bombs to accompany the Star Trek movie if it comes to fruition.
The fate of the Star Trek franchise is currently up in the air, although the cast seems interested in returning for a fourth movie. Whether or not this will be in Quentin Tarantino's movie remains to be seen, especially since he plans to put his own spin on the genre. As such, there may be some cognitive dissonance to see the same cast in a very different type of Star Trek flick.
Putting the crew of the USS Enterprise into a Tarantino movie sounds like an excellent way to liven up the franchise, and give it a unique place within the sci-fi world. With Disney and Lucasfilm showing no signs of slowing down the Star Wars franchise, getting a visionary director like Quentin Tarantino in the director's chair would help breathe new life into Star Trek.
CinemaBlend will keep you updated on all things Star Trek and Quentin Tarantino as details become public. Tarantino's Once Upon A Time in Hollywood will arrive in theaters on July 26th. In the meantime check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.
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