Quentin Tarantino is boldly going. Set reactions to stunned.
According to multiple reports (here, here, and here), the legendary Oscar-winning genre auteur has pitched a Star Trek idea to movie franchise producer J.J. Abrams – and Abrams loved it. This high-powered Hollywood duo is currently assembling a writer’s room to flesh out QT’s concept, with scribe Mark L. Smith (The Revenant) reportedly the front runner to get final scripting duties.
If Quentin and J.J. are happy with what’s developed, Tarantino will likely get in the director’s chair to become the most unlikely filmmaker to take the helm of this oft-rebooted tentpole franchise (or any franchise, for that matter). And it will be R-rated.
We’ll have to wait, though. Tarantino’s next film is the untitled, mysterious 1969-set story revolving around Sharon Tate and the Manson murders. It won’t hit theaters until August 2019, so Tarantino’s Trek likely won’t dock into multiplexes until 2020 at the earliest.
Get ready for Samuel L. Jackson to wax philosophic with Captain Kirk about the Prime Directive, or how the needs of the many outweighing anything is bull@$!#, in an epic, even chilling showdown unlike the 23rd Century has ever seen before.
Whatever this enterprise ends up being, Tarantino’s singular brand of high-octane pulp will give a whole new meaning to the term warp speed.