Those who are looking forward to Quentin Tarantino’s announced Star Trek film may be for some bad news. The famed director has seemingly cast doubt over whether the film will happen at all.
In a recent interview with Consequence of Sound, Tarantino said that he is steering away from the franchise though he has not had any conversations with Paramount Pictures yet.
“I think I’m steering away from Star Trek, but I haven’t had an official conversation with those guys yet.”
“In a strange way, it seems like this movie, Hollywood, would be my last. So, I’ve kind of taken the pressure off myself to make that last big voilà kind of statement. I mean to such a degree there was a moment when I was writing and went, ‘Should I do this now? Should I do something else? Is this the 10th one?’ No, no don’t stop the planets from aligning, what are you, Galactus? If the Earth is saying do it, do it.”
Tarantino has maintained that, after directing ten films, he would retire from the craft. When it was that he was attached to a Star Trek picture, one that would be r-rated, it was assumed the he would write/direct.
As the months went on, it was announced that Mark L. Smith (The Revenant) would pen the script, and that Tarantino may produce the film, leaving the door open for an original film to be his tenth and final film. Now, it seems that Star Trek may be off the table for good.
Paramount recently announced that Star Trek 4 was back on track with Noah Hawley (Fargo, Legion) writing and directing, with Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and the rest of the cinematic crew back for another film. The fourth main Star Trek film was never meant to be Tarantino’s film, as he was meant to be a separate story, set apart from the Kelvin timeline.
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