Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Entertaiment | By Kelly Sanders

Quentin Tarantino and JJ Abrams Team Up for 'Star Trek' Movie

Quentin Tarantino and JJ Abrams Team Up for 'Star Trek' Movie

But he apparently does, and has been talking to Paramount and JJ Abrams about an idea for a new Trek movie.

Although details on the story are now being kept under wraps, the website claims the two men struck up a partnership after Tarantino came up with a "great idea" for a new Star Trek film.

At first, it may seem odd to consider Tarantino directing a Star Trek film. As TrekMovie reported in September, Tarantino's name entered the Trek sphere after his remarks on a Nerdist podcast in 2015 began recirculating around the web. Handing off writing duties would appear to be a good fit for both filmmakers given their current schedules: Tarantino is about to start shooting his next movie, a drama set in Los Angeles around the time of the Charles Manson murders, while Abrams is diving into Star Wars: Episode IX.

Tarantino said previous year that he only plans to direct two more films. While we're tempted to tick off the usual boxes - expletive-laden dialogue that addresses as much pop culture as it does plot points, eye-popping violence - Tarantino's usual calling cards would probably be out of place in a Star Trek film. Tarantino noted that many classic Star Trek episodes could be "easily expanded" into a feature film, and he specifically mentioned the Next Generation episode "Yesterday's Enterprise" as one that could work on the big screen.

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Abrams, who is now working on "Star Wars: Episode IX", directed the 2009 reboot "Star Trek" and the 2013 sequel "Star Trek Into Darkness".

In a move few would have predicted, Quentin Tarantino is to boldly go where he has never gone before and make a Star Trek movie.

Folloing the release of Star Trek Beyond in 2016, Paramount announced plans for a fourth film focusing on Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and his deceased father (Chris Hemsworth).

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