Director Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, The Hateful Eight) has an idea for a new Star Trek movie and J.J. Abrams (Star Trek Beyond, Star 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.
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?