Quentin Tarantino on Making a Star Trek Movie: “It’s a Very Big Possibility”

Quentin Tarantino at the "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" film presentation last April. Photo by Dan Steinberg/REX/Shutterstock (9640757ac)

Back in December 2017, news broke that legendary director Quentin Tarantino is interested in making a Star Trek movie with fellow director J.J. Abrams. Since then we didn’t get many details about the project except that Tarantino and Abrams pitched their idea to Paramount and that the studio began the development process on the movie. Now Tarantino decided to provide an update on the project and delivered some encouraging news to the fans of the franchise.

In a recent interview, Tarantino discussed the Star Trek movie and said that there is a “big possibility” that the movie ends up happening and that the script is already finished.

“It’s a very big possibility,” said Tarantino when asked whether he will take on the Star Trek movie. “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.” 

Paramount recently encountered some issues with Star Trek franchise, as Star Trek 4, which would serve as a sequel to 2016’s Star Trek: Beyond, was delayed due to contracting disputes with stars Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth. This turn of events might now encourage the studio to speed up the process on Tarantino’s movie and give fans something to be excited about.