Is hell freezing over? It looks like Quentin Tarantino is damn close to getting himself caught up in the Star Trek franchise. According to a report from Deadline, Tarantino has an idea for a Star Trek film.
After sharing his idea with J.J. Abrams (who directed the first two in the recent reboot, and produced all three), Abrams is planning to put together a writers room to take Tarantino’s ideas and actually put it together into a movie.
But that’s not all. The outlet stated that if everything works out, Tarantino may even direct the film.
Earlier this year, Tarantino expressed mild interest in potentially taking on a Star Trek film at some point. This past September, a 2015 Nerdist interview resurfaced, where he discussed his interest in the franchise over Star Wars.
On the heels of this Nerdist interview, Tarantino was ambushed by TMZ. They asked if he would ever take on a Star Trek movie to direct. Tarantino’s response was:
“It’d be worth having a meeting about.”
Well, it looks like that meeting happened, and we’ll have to wait and see what comes from it.
As far as what type of story he may tell, in that resurfaced interview, Tarantino discusses a couple of classic episodes from both the original Star Trek series and The Next Generation. The episodes in question were “The City on the Edge of Forever” and “Yesterday’s Enterprise,” respectively. It’s very possible that he could pull from the DNA of those to create a story.
What are these ideas? In “City on the Edge of Forever,” Kirk and Spock travel back in time to fix the timeline. While doing so, Kirk falls in love (because that’s what he does), though sadly has to let that love die in order for the integrity of history to be retained. In “Yesterday’s Enterprise,” we have another time-bending story that revolves around changes that have the Klingons and humans locked in a 100-year war.
Tarantino stated that either of these could be embellished, but that, of course, doesn’t necessarily mean he would want to run with either of those. In the past couple years, he may have further developed another idea in his own head.
So does this mean that the time-traveling story that was in development for Star Trek 4 is now in the toilet? It’s possible.
Tarantino is currently over at Sony, hard at work at his ninth film, which is set to take place in 1969, with the Charles Manson murders potentially serving as part of a backdrop.
Do you think a Tarantino-directed Star Trek is a good idea? Let us know your thoughts down below!
Don’t forget to share this post on your Facebook wall and with your Twitter followers! Just hit the buttons on the top of this page.