Quentin Tarantino reportedly pitches idea for new 'Star Trek' movie

Quentin Tarantino reportedly pitches idea for new 'Star Trek' movie

Quentin Tarantino and J.J. Abrams are reportedly in the early stages of a "Star Trek" movie. Abrams presumably liked the story pitch, and they now plan to assemble a writers room, who will hear Tarantino's treatment and start writing a script. If it gets the green light, Tarantino will direct and Abrams will produce.

But Tarantino has worked on projects associated with existing franchises in the past, though that's been limited to television.

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The Kill Bill filmmaker tends to write and direct his own original ideas on the big screen, most recently taking on the Western genre with his last two films Django Unchained and The Hateful Eight. " Now that he's working on a Star Trek film of his own, it's possible he's aiming to adapt the timeless episode, "The City on the Edge of Forever".

According to Deadline, the Pulp Fiction filmmaker is making plans for another chapter in the franchise alongside Abrams, who previously helmed 2009's Star Trek and its sequel Star Trek: Into Darkness in 2013, before moving into the Star Wars universe with 2015's The Force Awakens for Disney. "You could take some of the classic Star Trek episodes and easily expand them to 90 minutes or more and really do some incredible, wonderful stuff".

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While the latest Trek TV show, Discovery, has added the occasional F-bomb to its array of phasers and torpedos, most of the franchise's instalments feature prim dialog, bloodless violence, few substances stronger than alien liqueurs and forgettable dialog that hustles the plot along with often-improbable and unscientific exposition.

He is best known for work on his original film projects.

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