Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Quentin Tarantino Pitched a STAR TREK Movie to J.J. Abrams & May Direct It
Just imagine Samuel L. Jackson saying "Klingon, motherf#@%er! Do you speak it?!"
Deadline revealed late yesterday that director Quentin Tarantino has pitched an idea for a new Star Trek movie at Paramount to producer J.J. Abrams and may even direct it.
According to the article, Tarantino shared his idea with Abrams, who is busy preparing to direct Star Wars Episode IX. Abrams is reportedly assembling a writers room of screenwriters, who will hear Tarantino’s take and begin to put the movie together. If everything works out, Tarantino could direct the film, with Abrams producing.
Tarantino has shown a fondness for Star Trek, using the quotation "Revenge is a dish best served cold" in his movie Kill Bill Vol. 1. The quote is attributed to an "old Klingon proverb" that Khan Noonien Singh recites in the 1982 movie Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Later in Kill Bill Vol. 1, The Bride (Uma Thurman) describes Sofie Fatale (Julie Dreyfus) as "dressed like a villain from Star Trek".
Tarantino, 54, has also directed the notable films Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill BIll Vol. 2, Death Proof, Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, and The Hateful Eight. He is currently preparing to direct a movie based on the Manson family for release in 2019.
It's possible that Paramount may be open to a fresh approach with Star Trek, after last year's disappointing Star Trek Beyond, which only had a domestic gross of over $158 million with a reported production budget of $185 million. A fourth Star Trek reboot universe film was announced back in January, but there's been little news regarding the project since then.