Quentin Tarantino May Direct a ‘Star Trek’ Movie with J.J. Abrams Producing

Yep, seriously.

Quentin Tarantino has his ninth, and possibly second-last, film about to start production at Sony, and you can potentially add a Star Trek picture at Paramount Pictures to his upcoming projects as well.

According to Deadline, Tarantino “has come up with a great idea” for a new Star Trek movie, which he shared with filmmaker J.J. Abrams – who directed 2009’s Star Trek and 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness for Paramount and is currently prepping Star Wars: Episode IX for Lucasfilm/Disney.

The idea was apparently good enough to spark up serious interest from Paramount. A writers’ room is reportedly being assembled to craft a screenplay around Tarantino’s idea, and, assuming it all goes well, Abrams will be on board to produce the picture. On top of that, there’s a chance Tarantino will be signing up to direct, which would mark quite the departure from the films he’s crafted thus far.

Casting is still underway for Tarantino’s untitled ninth film, which has big names such as Margot Robbie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise being mentioned. The film is set in L.A. in the summer of ’69, focuses on a male TV actor and his stunt double looking to break into the film business, touches on the murder of Sharon Tate by Charles Manson’s followers, and has been scheduled for U.S. release on August 9, 2019 (the 50th anniversary of Tate’s death).

Stay tuned as more on this Tarantino Star Trek project comes to light.

Image credit: Paramount Pictures

Image credit: Paramount Pictures

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