Director Quentin Tarantino’s next film, One Upon A Time in Hollywood, is coming out next month, although the director talked in a recent interview about a certain future project – one that’s setting off for space.
“There’s a script that exists for it now. I need to weigh in on it, but I haven’t been able to do that yet,” Tarantino said of the film, which would be both his first sci-fi film and the first movie he’s made as part of a pre-existing franchise.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Tarantino says that his Star Trek would be R-rated, with lots of swearing.
There remain quite a few hurdles to Tarantino getting to follow his Enterprise dream. There’s no word about the project being set up at a studio, or of Paramount having reached a deal with the director to make such a film. There’s been no word about casting, either. Deadline reported that Paramount “loves” Tarantino’s idea, but that was back in December 2017.
The Star Trek movie series that starred a cast led by Chris Pine as Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Spock appears moribund, with no new film planned, and Star Trek mostly concentrating of late on new TV sesries.
However, there is one significant figure who approves of Tarantino’s plans: The original Captain Kirk, William Shatner.
“Why are people plotzing about this? It’s my understanding that Star Trek Discovery has used expletives in some episodes. Why aren’t people melting down over that?,” Shatner tweeted this week.
The Tarantino news led to lots of funny jokes on Twitter.
“Tarantino’s Star Trek is 100% going to feature a planet where white people have to say the N-word to survive,” Ryan Boyd joked.