Quentin Tarantino and Star Trek. Two words many of us never thought we would hear uttered in the same sentence, but it’s more likely to happen now than ever before. I must say the idea is intriguing, but if Tarantino did go through it the project, considering his love for retro entertainment, when would the film be set?
The director recently spoke with CinemaBlend and provided some clarification on that question. You can check out what he had to say below.
I don’t know how much I can say. The one thing I can say is it would deal with the Chris Pine timeline. Now, I still don’t quite understand, and JJ [Abrams] can’t explain it to me, and my editor has tried to explain it to me and I still don’t get it… about something happened in the first movie that now kind of wiped the slate clean. I don’t buy that. I don’t like it. I don’t appreciate it. I don’t — fuck that… I want the whole series to have happened, it just hasn’t happened yet. No, Benedict Cumberbatch, or whatever his name is, is not Khan, alright? Khan is Khan. And I told JJ, like, ‘I don’t understand this. I don’t like it.’ And then he was like, ‘Ignore it! Nobody likes it. I don’t understand it. Just do whatever you want. If you want it to happen the exact way it happens on the series, it can.’
It will be interesting to see if Tarantino sticks by his previuosly mentioned idea of retiring after 10 films. This could of course be loopholed by him simply not directing any more films, but being involved in other ways.
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