Dec
04
2017

Are you ready for a Quentin Tarantino Star Trek?

Me neither.

Director Quentin Tarantino (Pulp FictionThe Hateful Eight) has an idea for a new Star Trek movie and J.J. Abrams (Star Trek BeyondStar Wars: The Force Awakens) is putting together a writers room for the project, according to Deadline. Sources say that Tarantino told his idea to Abrams, and writers will be gathered to work on the idea. If it comes to fruition, Tarantino could direct with Abrams producing at Paramount. There is currently no confirmation on the Star Trek movie idea from Paramount or from Tarantino.

And I’ll believe it when I see it.  Aside from everything else, this is a bad time in history to assume that any particular Hollywood director, producer, or actor will still have a career by the time production starts. You gotta be ready for them to be suddenly yanked from the project at any moment, right up to the point where the movie’s actually showing on the big screen.  That’s just the way it is, now.

Moe Lane

PS: I don’t know how it’d be, actually. It could be great. It could suck. One argument against it not sucking; if Tarantino made a Star Trek film, he’d likely go all the way back to the 1960s for the aesthetic.  That’s… not a bad thing, right?

7 Comments

  • acat says:

    Well ….
    .
    Yes, going back to the 1960s aesthetic would be good .. but it would have to be done *well*.
    .
    Remember, Hollywood made a “Man from U.N.C.L.E.” remake that .. while picking up much of the aesthetic, did suck.
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    Being more kind, it wasn’t *bad*, but .. it wasn’t gonna get a sequel green-lit.
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    That said .. I can come up with half a dozen “Reservoir Dogs in Star Trek drag” plots that would be watchable, timely, and *good*… without in any way messin’ with the source material.
    .
    Mew

    • acat says:

      (For comparison, the “A-Team” movie *sucked hard* .. and the first couple “Mission:Impossible” films did *not* suck .. enough to get the later ones green-lit)
      .
      Mew

      • Finrod says:

        Enh, I liked the A-Team movie.

        • acat says:

          The A-Team movie had terrible pacing, too much exposition in the wrong places, and a tendency to over-reliance on gags from the TV series .. gags that, while funny, were not enough to achieve non-suckage.
          .
          A “Star Trek / From Dusk To Dawn” (‘the away team beamed down and everything was fine .. until the sun set’) thing could really work .. but I don’t know that they’d let him do it.
          .
          Mew

  • BigGator5 says:

    No, no, no, (15,457,459 times later) no, no, no, no, NO!

  • Brian Swisher says:

    “Sure, Spock Rocky Horror got a bad ear problem. What the brother gonna do? He’s a Vulcan.”

  • irusro says:

    If it turned into a “Quentin Tarantino” movie instead of a Star Trek movie, that would be difficult to watch.
    Who know’s, he might make a good movie.
    It’s a Star Trek movie, it will make money no matter who the director is.

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