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Quentin Tarantino is a filmmaker who is revered for his originality. Truly, the man behind beloved independent films such as Resevoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction has pushed the boundaries when it comes to writing and directing. He has inspired many filmmakers and every Tarantino film feels like an event, especially for fans who celebrate independent film-making. Clearly, we would never expect Quentin Tarantino to move away from independent film and make a film in a major franchise.
In what has to be one of the most unexpected and bizarre pieces of film news in 2017, Deadline reported that Quentin Tarantino may direct a Star Trek film. Apparently, Tarantino developed an idea for a new Star Trek film and shared it with J. J. Abrams who directed 2009’s Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness. Abrams is also set to produce the sequel to Star Trek Beyond.
Obviously, J. J. Abrams, who is also going to direct Star Wars: Episode IX, will have the connections within Paramount Pictures to get Tarantino’s idea off the ground. It seems the film studio liked the concept enough that a writer’s room will be assembled to create a film based on Tarantino’s idea. The intention will be that Tarantino will direct and Abrams will produce this Star Trek film.
This Is Real
Honestly, when I saw this story, I thought it was a joke. It cropped up on my Twitter feed and I thought someone had created some obscure fan-fiction story. Then I saw it crop up again and again. I saw reputable websites run with the story that QUENTIN TARANTINO might direct a Star Trek film.
Without a doubt, this would be a bold career move on Tarantino’s part. Moreover, it would be ballsy for Paramount to hand over a precious franchise such as Star Trek to a director who does not have many boundaries. Still, the idea of Tarantino being involved in a Star Trek film is at a very early stage. We have to realise that it may not happen.
Additionally, Tarantino is currently working on his untitled Charles Manson film so he has other priorities at the moment. Hence, even if he does eventually work on a Star Trek film, it may not occur for a while. I am still processing this news and struggle to comprehend how this has come to be a possibility. I guess the only thing to do now is wait for more developments on this story with baited breath.
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