Quentin Tarantino could be about to step into the director's seat of a very unexpected franchise
Live long and prosper... Motherfucker.
Close your eyes and visualise any Quentin Tarantino movie. What are you picturing? We're willing to bet that there's an awful lot of blood, cursing, sex and probably drugs.
Tarantino has long been known for his ultra-violent movies that owe much to stylistic modes of past decades. However, rumour has it that one of the projects in his pipeline... Well, it's weird as hell.
According to Deadline, "Tarantino has come up with a great idea for a Star Trek movie at Paramount," and has shared the idea with JJ Abrams — who directed the 2009 reboot of Star Trek, as well as Star Trek into darkness. Most recently, sci-fi filmmaker extraordinaire Abrams was a producer for Star Trek Beyond in 2016.
Now the rumour mill is suggesting that he could be producing yet again, though this time with Quentin Tarantino in the director's chair.
It would be a completely unexpected move for Tarantino. Over a directorial career spanning almost 30 years, Tarantino has never made anything but an original film, having both written and directed all of his most famous movies, including Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs and Django Unchained. He has, however, directed for both CSI and ER on television.
The Deadline report suggests that the plan is now to put together a room full of writers to see if the idea has legs, with Tarantino expected to direct if things work out.