In a new interview with SlashFilm, writer-director Quentin Tarantino gave a small update about the untitled Star Trek he was godfathering at Paramount Pictures. The project has been clouded in secrecy and the only thing we really know about it is that they’ve hired Mark L. Smith (The Revenant) to write it. During the interview, Quentin suggests that he’s a little preoccupied with Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and likely won’t get back to working on the Star Trek project when that film is completed/released.
SLASHFILM: I feel like I have to ask this even though I don’t know if you’ll want to answer. But are you going to make a Star Trek movie? Is there any truth to that?
TARANTINO: “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.”
Feel free to read that full interview from SlashFilm as Tarantino talks turning the Roadshow version of The Hateful Eight into a miniseries for Netflix and also the existence of a director’s cut of Django Unchained.
Quentin’s 9th film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood opens on July 26th.
Quentin Tarantino’s ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.
SOURCE: SLASH FILM