Star trek is a sci-fi franchise that has captivated generations, albeit not in the massive way that Star wars, continues to add fans with each new series and movie. In 2009 director JJ Abrams updated the saga with a reboot / sequel, Star Trek – 95%, and TV shows like Star Trek: Discovery have appeared – 95% and Star Trek: Picard. However, one of the projects that have attracted the most attention from those who are not followers of Star trek, is the feature film Quentin Tarantino wants to make.
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Tarantino is one of the most popular and recognized directors of today, with films that are already cult classics such as Violent Times – 94%, Reserve Dogs – 90% or Kill Bill: Revenge, Volume 1 – 85% have shown their own style and great talent for storytelling on the big screen. What is strange is to imagine what a Star Trek movie written and / or directed by him would be like, since his style seems to be light years away from everything done in the science fiction franchise.
Now Rod Roddenberry, son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, has expressed doubts about Tarantino’s film set in the universe his father started more than half a century ago. In an interview with Forbes, the CEO of Roddenberry Entertainment and executive producer of the current Star Trek series, said that he has a shortsighted view of what the franchise is, as many have approached him to tell him how they have been inspired by it. optimistic message about the future of the saga, something that does not seem very similar to Tarantino. These were his words (via IndieWire):
If you create an action-only ‘Star Trek’, that’s not ‘Star Trek’, in my opinion. That’s what makes it different from Star Wars, and I love Star Wars, but the two can coexist. And I love Tarantino’s work and the kind of movies that he makes. I am trying to have an open mind. I’d be curious to read a script about your version. I don’t think you can say we’re going to do a ‘Reserve Dogs’ – ‘Star Trek’. I’ll be honest, that doesn’t work for me, but he’s a fan, and I think as a fan, he probably understands to some degree that ‘Star Trek’ has to have some of these messages.
Although we don’t know if Tarantino’s Star Trek movie would look like Reserve Dogs, we can be sure that it could look like Modern times, as he himself told Deadline in 2019 that it would be “Pulp Fiction in space”.
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On the other hand, it was recently announced that Star Trek – Limitless – 84%, it will not be the end of the new saga that began in 2009 thanks to JJ Abrams, we will have a fourth installment by Matt Shakman, director of WandaVision – 95%, with a script by Geneva Robertson-Dworet, co-writer of Captain Marvel – 60%. Paramount Pictures announced the above a few months ago, which cast doubt on the possibility that the Tarantino film will one day see the light of day.
Screenwriter Mark L. Smith, in charge of Revenant: The Revenant – 82% and Operation Overlord – 90%, worked with Tarantino on the script for his Star Trek movie, and although they didn’t finish it, he revealed on the Bulletproof Screenwriting podcast (via TotalFilm) some ideas they had:
Spent time at home [de Tarantino] and we watched old gangster movies. We were there for hours. We just chilled out watching gangster movies, laughing at the bad dialogue, but talking about how that would influence what we wanted to do. After that we just got to work. So this would be like its own episode. A very interesting episode. There is some time travel… it’s really crazy.
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