Star Trek: Simon Pegg Thinks Tarantino Had New Cast In Mind For His Trek Film

Several months back, Tarantino revealed that he had an idea for a Star Trek film, and soon after, it was revealed that he had gone to Bad Robot to pitch his idea to the studio. It seemed unlikely that he’d actually write or direct it, but rather his pitch would be turned into a script that he would likely okay, and that it would be directed by someone else altogether.

However, the more we hear about it, the more it sounds like Tarantino himself wants to be more actively involved in the project. In a recent interview with The Edmonton Journal, franchise actor and writer Simon Pegg said a few key things regarding the project:

“Quentin’s idea is another thing. He came in to (Abrams’ production company) Bad Robot and pitched it and it’s been put in the bank. I think he had us in mind when he came up with the idea; he likes the new cast. But he’s going to be so busy with Once Upon a Time in Hollywood that I can’t see him doing it for five or six years, by which time we might be too old anyway.”

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So there are a couple things to take away from that. The first is that Pegg believes Tarantino had the rebooted cast in mind for the movie, which may give us an idea of the type of story he had in mind.

Secondly, is the idea that Tarantino can’t work on the film until after he does Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Now, if he was simply working as a writing consultant for the story, that wouldn’t seem to be a big deal. From what he says, it sounds as if he’s assuming Tarantino actually wants to direct it, which is an interesting thought.

Lastly, as just an observation, I think the timetable of five or six years seems a bit far off, considering Tarantino’s Hollywood film is set to come out next year. Perhaps he’s taking into account the long process the writer-director goes through in between films, which means he could also be expecting Tarantino to handle full writing and directing duties. Realistically, this is a film that can get done in the next three or four years if they make it a priority, so why wait for Tarantino to give it his full attention?

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SOURCE: The Edmonton Journal

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