Tarantino says his Star Trek movie will basically be "Pulp Fiction in space" 4 years ago

Tarantino says his Star Trek movie will basically be "Pulp Fiction in space"

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He also stated that it might be the last movie he ever directs.

Tarantino is still on the press tour for his new movie Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, and while everyone is happy to talk to him about pairing DiCaprio and Pitt on the big screen, a lot of people are already very excited about what he might be doing next.


There had been rumours since early 2018 that Tarantino had approached JJ Abrams about directing a Star Trek movie, and while there had been a chance the project would be added to the constantly building pile of projects that he also made but decided against, this one does seem to be picking up steam.

In a long conversation with Deadline, he responded to Simon Pegg's comments that his Star Trek movie wouldn't be too 'Tarantino-y':

"I get annoyed at Simon Pegg. He doesn’t know anything about what’s going on and he keeps making all these comments as if he knows about stuff.

"One of the comments he said, he’s like 'Well, look, it’s not going to be Pulp Fiction in space.' Yes, it is! [laughs hard]. If I do it, that’s exactly what it’ll be. It’ll be Pulp Fiction in space. That Pulp Fiction-y aspect, when I read the script, I felt, I have never read a science fiction movie that has this shit in it, ever.


"There’s no science fiction movie that has this in it. And they said, I know, that’s why we want to make it. It’s, at the very least, unique in that regard."

"Deadpool showed that you can rethink these things, do them in a different way. So really, even before JJ [Abrams] knew what the idea was, his feeling was, if it wants to be an R rating, fine. If it wants to be The Wild Bunch in space, fine."

He also addressed the fact that he had publicly announced the he'd only make ten movies in his career, and that Star Trek would effectively be that tenth movie, telling Cinemablend the following:

"I guess I do have a loophole, [if] the idea was to throw a loophole into it. Which would be [to go], 'Uhhh, I guess Star Trek doesn't count. I can do Star Trek … but naturally I would end on an original.'


"The idea of doing 10 isn't to come up with a loophole. I actually think, if I was going to do Star Trek, I should commit to it. It's my last movie. There should be nothing left handed about it. I don't know if I'm going to do that, but that might happen."

So there you have it. If he makes it, it might be his last movie, and it will be a violent, sweary Star Trek movie.

Yes please!

In the meantime, you can catch Once Upon A Time In Hollywood arrives in Irish cinemas on Wednesday 14 August.


Clip via Sony Pictures Entertainment

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