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Quentin Tarantino and JJ Abrams Developing Next Star Trek Film

Quentin Tarantino and JJ Abrams Developing Next Star Trek Film

Quentin Tarantino has reportedly pitched an idea for a new Star Trek film!

Apparently Tarantino went to Star Trek (2009) director JJ Abrams with his idea, and it was so well liked Abrams is setting up a "writers room" to flesh out the concept with hopes that Tarantino will direct once they have a script.

No, it isn't April Fools' Day.

This isn't something that will be happening soon, though. It recently snagged a release date of 19 August, 2019. That leaves nearly two years of time for a script to get written that could woo Tarantino into doing several things he's never done before.

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Sony studio boss Tom Rothman, working with marketing and distribution president Josh Greenstein, beat out virtually every major studio (save Disney) for rights to the film, the ninth feature by the acclaimed director and his first since the 2015 Western "The Hateful Eight".

Tarantino has never taken on a franchise in the film world before. But, there's also been no word on a path for the franchise since Justin Lin's Star Trek Beyond(the third in the rebooted universe) bowed in July 2016. And there are probably 15 other things that make this news that surprising.

Deadline has received no official confirmation from Paramount or Tarantino on the possible Star Trek project. Something this huge, this early, isn't regularly publicised.

But holy crap. Holy crap. The series' third film, Star Trek Beyond, which opened on July 22, 2016 made over $343 million worldwide. And even if he doesn't actually direct the movie, we still may actually see a Star Trek movie from the mind of Quentin Tarantino.


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