Quentin Tarantino has been a busy man, recently finishing his work on “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood”, but trekkies like me are more interested in what’s been happening with his Star Trek plans. Some time ago, Tarantino showed an interest in making a Trek film of his own, but it seems to have fallen off the radar in recent times. Today, we have an update, and at the very least we can remain hopeful.
According to an interview with Slash Film discussing the new “Netflix cut” mini-series of “The Hateful Eight”, Tarantino was asked if he was going to make a Star Trek movie. Turns out, he still very much would like to.
It’s a very big possibility. I haven’t been dealing with those guys for a while cause I’ve been making my movie. But we’ve talked about a story and a script. The script has been written and when I emerge my head like Punxsutawney Phil, post-Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, we’ll pick up talking about it again.
Writing a script is one thing, getting it formally sold and made into a movie is another. At the very least, we are one step closer to the dream!
Recently, Jonathan Frakes did an interview with TrekMovie, where he said he was very “excited” about potentially working with Tarantino and doing a Trek film with him, but believed execs were worried about the potential R-rating that could come with working with Quentin.
With the Star Trek franchise going in many different directions between live action shows and animated series (for both kids and adults), an R-rated Trek movie may not be so far fetched anymore.
Tarantino fans can look forward to the debut of “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood” during the Cannes Film Festival on May 21.