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At first I thought this was just a money grab, but Quentin doesn't need to do that. Nor is he a sell-out. I do believe he really has a great idea and just wants to do it. Which would be fantastic. 

http://www.slashfilm.com/quentin-tarantino-star-trek-movie/

Here’s a story that sounds so out-of-this-world that I almost thought it was a prank: Quentin Tarantino might be joining the Star Trek franchise. A new report indicates Tarantino pitched a concept for a new Trek film to Star Trek producer J.J. Abrams, and that Abrams is planning to assemble a writers room to make Tarantino’s idea a reality. If it works out, Tarantino might direct the next Star Trek film himself. Again, we’re not making this up. The Quentin Tarantino Star Trek news is below.

Deadline has a breaking story that claims that Quentin Tarantino, the acclaimed filmmaker behind Kill BillPulp FictionThe Hateful Eight and more, might be beaming aboard the Star Trek franchise. Per Deadline, Tarantino pitched an idea for a new Star Trek film to Star Trek reboot director and producer J.J. Abrams, and the idea was such a hit that Paramount is going to assemble a writers room to hash-out Tarantino’s idea. Deadline says that if the idea works out, Tarantino might direct the film himself, with Abrams producing.

This sounds wild, and not exactly the type of thing you’d expect Tarantino to be attached to. Then again, the filmmaker has expressed interest in Star Trek in the past. The filmmaker once said he would be more interested directing a Star Trek film than Star Wars, and when later asked if he would be willing to tackle the Trek franchise, Tarantino said, “It would be worth having a meeting about.” Tarantino fans will also recall that Kill Bill opens with the quote “Revenge is a dish best served cold,” attributed to Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

Still, all of that sounds like rumor and conjecture, but Tarantino was apparently very serious, to the point where his name is now being mentioned in connection with the franchise. J.J. Abrams rebooted the Star Trek films in 2009 with Star Trek, a blockbuster hit that breathed new life into the stagnant series. Star Trek was followed-up by the less-than-stellar Star Trek Into Darkness. At that point, Abrams left the franchise to go make Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Justin Lin took over to helm the third film, Star Trek Beyond. While audiences seemed to have a lot of fun with Beyond, it underperformed at the box office. Beyond grossed $158 million at the domestic box office, a massive drop from the previous films, both of which grossed north of $200 million. Its final total of $343 million worldwide was the lowest among the new franchise. This underperformance has seemingly sidelined the new Trek, with actors Zachary Quinto, who plays Spock, and Karl Urban, who plays Bones, both claiming they had no idea when, if ever, a new film would happen.

At one point, the idea for Star Trek 4 was going to center around time travel bringing Chris Pine’s Kirk together with his deceased father, played by Thor star Chris Hemsworth. This latest news involving Tarantino’s involvement seems to indicate plans for that film are dead unless Tarantino somehow worked them into this potential story. But that seems unlikely. In fact, it seems doubtful that Tarantino would even want to do a sequel to someone else’s film. Could Paramount be rebooting the franchise again? Stranger things have happened.

Tarantino is currently putting together his next project, a still-untitled film revolving around the Manson Family murders, due out August 9, 2019. If rumors about Tarantino directing the next Star Trek are to be believed, look for it to hit theaters sometime after 2019.

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I like Tarantino films.  I like Trek movies.  I am not sure this is a good marriage, but it would definitely be a different Trek than we are used to.

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1 hour ago, Deleterious said:

Tarantino and Manson makes sense.

I hate this idea.   What Tarantino does is stylize violence.............I get that, he's good at it, his movies are entertaining but I just don't want to see it done with this group of people.   They cut a baby out of a woman's stomach - she was only weeks away from birth.   I just don't want to see anything about that, especially set to some great soundtrack.      Read about what they did, the details.    I don't want to see that in graphic detail, which is what I think he'd do.   I just don't want to rehash all that, especially with the thousands of crazies we've got out there today.   

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I think this could work.  I think about the Kill Bill movies.  I was not into that genre at all.  But even I could watch the Kill Bill movies and be entertained and understand what he was doing... the tribute of it all.  I could see this being a similar deal. 

 

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55 minutes ago, Motor City Sonics said:

They cut a baby out of a woman's stomach - she was only weeks away from birth.  

Not to try to minimize what they did that night, they did not cut the baby out of Sharon Tate's stomach.

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I misread this at first as Star Wars - no way for Tarrantino there. But Trek has been come at from so many different angles already, why not? The worst that can happen is a bad movie, and there are already a few of those in the Trek catalog.

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7 hours ago, Gehringer_2 said:

I misread this at first as Star Wars - no way for Tarrantino there. But Trek has been come at from so many different angles already, why not? The worst that can happen is a bad movie, and there are already a few of those in the Trek catalog.

I could see it being campy in an original Batman sense. 

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The plot thickens. Almost seems like a sure thing now. 

 

Earlier this week, news broke that Pulp Fiction filmmaker Quentin Tarantino would be joining the Star Trek franchise via an idea he pitched to J.J. Abrams. The news sounded almost too strange to be true, and that perhaps any moment we’d learn a mistake had been made. But now even more details about Tarantino’s Star Trek have arrived, including the revelation that the film will be R-Rated, per Tarantino’s stipulations. In addition to this news, The Revenant writer Mark L. Smith has emerged as the frontrunner to pen the script. Folks, this continues to seem very, very weird.

 

Despite our disbelief, a Quentin Tarantino Star Trek movie is really happening. After news broke Monday that Tarantino had pitched a concept for a new Star Trek film to Star Trek reboot director J.J. Abrams, and that Abrams and Paramount were planning to assemble a writers room to hash-out Tarantino’s idea, more Tarantino Trek news has arrived. Deadlinereports that Tarantino’s Star Trek film will be the first R-rated movie in Trek history. According to the Deadline story, this was a major stipulation for Tarantino: the only way they’d get to use his idea is if the inevitable film is rated R.

Tarantino met in a writers room with  Mark L. Smith (The Revenant), Lindsey Beer (Godzilla vs. Kong), and Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) to kick around ideas for the script, and that Smith has emerged as the frontrunner to write it. Of all the strange details about this film, this, to me, is the strangest: Tarantino has always written his own screenplays, and it’s weird that he’d want someone else to write the script for his Star Trek film.

Deadline says Paramount is moving quickly to get Tarantino’s Star Trek film off the ground, and that the script will be written as Tarantino shoots his next film, which centers around the summer of 1969 and involves the Manson Family murders in some capacity. If all goes according to plan, Tarantino will follow-up his Manson movie with Star Trek, which could be his 10th and final film before retiring (if indeed he’s still planning to retire after his tenth movie, as he has said in the past).

There are so many questions now. Just what is this great idea Tarantino has? Does it involve the cast of J.J. Abrams rebooted Star Trek universe, or is it a complete reboot? Is that previously-announced idea involving Chris Pine‘s Kirk reuniting with his dead father, played by Chris Hemsworth, still a plot point here, or has that been scrapped entirely? Why does it have to be rated R, exactly? How is any of this really happening? Who the **** knows! Hopefully we’ll know more soon, unless we all wake up and realize this was just a weird fever dream we collectively had.

 
 

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Don’t really have a good grasp on this, but my guess is that it would be sort of a standalone thing that doesn’t include the enterprise. 

Kind of like a rogue one type story. 

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5 minutes ago, Shelton said:

Don’t really have a good grasp on this, but my guess is that it would be sort of a standalone thing that doesn’t include the enterprise. 

Kind of like a rogue one type story. 

I would like to see that.  Show what is going on on earth for a good portion of it.  We never really see earth in Star Trek.  Start the story there or have it go back and forth enough to make our planet one of the main sets.

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I just have no interest in seeing Earth in another ST movie, but I don't expect we'll see a lot in the way of new, exotic planets either. He'll pick some boring, nondescript location and keep the focus on the story. 

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FWIW, Patrick Stewart said he'd love to come back for this movie. Doubt that would be in the cards though. 

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This is another one of those threads....whatever happened with this?  Is he still making a Trek movie?

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20 minutes ago, John_Brian_K said:

This is another one of those threads....whatever happened with this?  Is he still making a Trek movie?

Nobody knows what he's doing next yet, unfortunately. Given that he's probably only making one more movie, I doubt it will be this. Maybe he'll help write/produce it one day if nothing else. 

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Maybe he'd be involved in some kind of tribute project that while not Star Trek it would be a homage to them like he did with Kill Bill. 

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