We reported months ago that Quentin Tarantino was interested in directing an R-rated Star Trek film. Well, it looks like the interest has faded since then.
While speaking with Consequence of Sound, Tarantino said:
“I think I’m steering away from Star Trek, but I haven’t had an official conversation with those guys yet. In a strange way, it seems like this movie, [Once Upon a Time in] Hollywood, would be my last. So, I’ve kind of taken the pressure off myself to make that last big voilà kind of statement. I mean to such a degree there was a moment when I was writing and went, “Should I do this now? Should I do something else? Is this the 10th one?” No, no don’t stop the planets from aligning, what are you, Galactus? If the Earth is saying do it, do it. Not that it was an argument, but a little thought, like, “Well, if I’m gonna go out like Max Ophüls style, Lola Montez, this is it, and if It’s not good, then all my other work is trash, alright.” This would have been the one. But in a weird way, it actually kind of freed me up. I mean, I have no idea what the story of the next one’s going to be. I don’t even have a clue.”
Tarantino’s Star Trek reportedly had a script from Mark L. Smith, based on an idea from Tarantino. At the time, many were skeptical Tarantino would direct something that he didn’t also write.
It sounds like Tarantino still plans on directing a tenth feature in the future, but whether or not that will be Star Trek is up-in-the-air.
Would you want Tarantino’s tenth film to be Star Trek or another original film?