Tarantino’s Star Trek Film is Possibly Back on and With a Familiar Setting

By: H&I Staff     Posted: August 10, 2020, 4:47PM

From the 3rd season of Star Trek: Discovery to the series premiere of Lower Decks, we have no shortage of great Trek content coming to television. But what about the silver screen? 

The follow up film to Star Trek: Beyond seems to be the most obvious choice. However with Chris Pine and the rest of the cast having only expanded their careers since Beyond, it’s looking like assembling J.J. Abrams' original crew is going to cost Paramount a hefty price. Another reboot was also in development, written by Noah Hawley who also wrote Fargo. Due to current events however, the concept was scrapped as it centered primarily around a deadly virus threatening the Federation.

This leaves us with the screenplay written by Quentin Tarantino and Mark L. Smith.

In a recent interview with Deadline, Tarantino noted that while he probably won’t end up directing his Star Trek idea, he’d be more than happy to produce and provide assistance for the first draft. We’ve also found out that Tarantino’s vision for his film drives heavy inspiration from the original series episode “A Piece of the Action.” Star Trek or not, it wouldn’t be a Tarantino film without everyone waving guns at each other.

Between getting the old band back together with J.J. Abrams original crew and Tarantino’s Gangster Star Trek script, Paramount has no shortage of ideas for the next Trek film and we couldn’t be more excited. What would you like to see in a new Star Trek movie?

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