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Quentin Tarantino And JJ Abrams May Be Going To Star Trek's Final Frontier Together

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As far as Quentin Tarantino movies go, he's covered a lot of genres, but sci-fi hasn't been one of them. That could, however, be changing as there's word he may be teaming up with producer J.J. Abrams on the next big screen Star Trek movie (the first since 2016's Star Trek Beyond).

Here's what a report from Deadline said:

"After sharing his idea with JJ Abrams (who himself is busy prepping Star Wars Episode IX), I've heard the plan is to assemble a writers room of scribes who'll hear Tarantino's take and begin to put together a movie. If it all works out, Tarantino might direct it, with Abrams producing."

Quentin Tarantino's interest in Star Trek movies was established in a podcast interview with the Nerdist in which, when he was asked if he'd have any interest in directing a Star Wars movie, responded, "The actual answer to the question is that I would be more inclined to direct a Star Trek... rather than Star Wars."

 

Well, he just may get that opportunity. Expectations are that this film would be a continuation of the franchise that was rebooted in 2009 by establishing an alternate timeline to the original William Shatner/Leonard Nimoy version. That film, simply titled Star Trek, introduced audiences to Chris Pine — Gal Gadot's love interest Steve Trevor in Wonder Woman as Captain James T. Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Mr. Spock, Karl Urban (most recently seen in Thor: Ragnarok as Skurge), Zoe Saldana (Gamora in the Guardians Of The Galaxy films as Uhura, John Cho as Sulu, the late Anton Yelchin as Chekov, and Simon Pegg as Scotty.

That film was followed by 2013's Star Trek Into Darkness and last year's Star Trek Beyond. Unfortunately, despite the shot in the arm the series had gotten from the 2009 film — largely due to an injection of Star Wars type action and energy — the two sequels dropped at the box office. Until now there has been no word whatsoever from Paramount Pictures regarding the franchise, although CBS All Access premiered the sixth live action television series, Star Trek: Discovery, back in September.

There's no word on what sort of approach Tarantino might take, but we can pretty much guarantee you that it won't be the expected one.

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