Ever since we heard that Quentin Tarantino was interested in directing a Star Trek movie, we’ve been daydreaming about the implications of “Pulp Fiction in space.” While the future of Star Trek on the big screen has been without oxygen for some time, as Paramount has been reshuffling its higher-ups, if Captain Kirk ever had the chance to work with the legendary director, he already has the connections. And it’s all thanks to Chris Pine's grandmother. Yes, really.
Chris Pine comes from a long line of Hollywood royalty, starting with House of Frankenstein actress Anne Gwynne, who primarily performed in the ‘30s and ‘40s. During an Oscars party once, Quentin Tarantino and Pine’s mom had a major bonding session that may have led to a cool Once Upon a Time in Hollywood nod. As Pine tells it:
Chris Pine said he often takes his mom to the Academy Awards; she is the wife of CHiPs star Robert Pine and daughter of Anne Gwynne. When the old Hollywood superfan (Quentin Tarantino) got talking to her, they really hit it off, leading Pine to leave them alone and get another drink. Then he said this happened, per his appearance on the Things Are Going Great For Me With J. Claude Deering (opens in new tab) podcast:
Whoa! Chris Pine’s grandmother is technically in a Quentin Tarantino movie, and the filmmaker is certainly intentional with what he decided to place in his love letter to Hollywood, down to what is playing in the background of scenes. It’s a sweet connection between the Reservoir Dogs director and Pine as the hunger for more of his Star Trek role grows. Pine called Tarantino a “very cool dude” on the podcast too and said he'd love to work with him in the future.
Quentin Tarantino has also declared his adoration for Chris Pine. Early this year, he called the Wonder Woman 1984 actor his “favorite” actor of this generation “hands down.” In the past, the director has been attached to a Star Trek script written by The Revenant screenwriter Mark L. Smith, which is reportedly an adaptation of an episode from the original series called “The City on the Edge of Forever,” which is about the crew traveling back to Depression-era New York City to prevent events that Dr. McCoy accidentally inflicts on the time period.
Also in the Star Trek mix was a movie written by Fargo and Legion’s Noah Hawley, but Simon Pegg shared his doubt about the film coming to fruition. Stay tuned here on CinemaBlend for more updates on Star Trek, and check out Chris Pine in Wonder Woman 1984 starting October 2.
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