Just last week, we brought you some pretty bombshell news regarding the Quentin Tarantino-verse, as the acclaimed contemporary director said that Kill Bill 3 was “definitely in the cards”, which is about as definitive of a statement that he’s given on the project since the second part of the epic samurai saga premiered back 2004.
Given that Tarantino has previously stated that he only plans on directing ten feature films, the movie he chooses next has become a major topic of interest among movie fans such as you and me.
Over the years, a handful of projects have been discussed, from an African American-focused war revenge film such as Killer Crow to a potential third entry in the Kill Bill saga, where Tarantino chooses to go next remains a topic of interest to movie fans. And based on recent comments made by the man himself, we seem to have a better idea of where he may be headed.
Just days after the comments about Kill Bill 3, news has broken that the Once Upon A Time In Hollywood helmer is “steering away” from directing his long-rumored R-rated version of Star Trek.
The director has been attached to an R-rated “Star Trek” movie for well over a year now, but in a new interview with Consequence of Sound he casts some doubt on whether or not he’ll move forward as the project’s director. Tarantino is committing to his 10-film plan before retiring from feature filmmaking, which means he only has one movie left. “I think I’m steering away from ‘Star Trek,’” Tarantino said, adding that he has not had any official conversations with Paramount Pictures about his involvement.
Tarantino successfully pitched an R-rated “Star Trek” to producer J.J. Abrams and Paramount in December 2017. The studio brought in “The Revenant” screenwriter Mark L. Smith to work on the screenplay while Tarantino began production on “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” Tarantino said earlier this year he would return to punch up the “Trek” script after his “Hollywood” press tour wrapped, and then he would make a decision as to whether or not he would direct the “Trek” film. The filmmaker told /Film in May that helming “Star Trek’ was “a very big possibility,” but flash forward a few months and it seems like Tarantino doesn’t want his 10th and final film to be something as massive as “Star Trek.” [via IndieWire]
While Kill Bill 3 would certainly not be a “small” movie by any stretch of the imagination, it would certainly represent a smaller undertaking than something as behemoth as Star Trek.
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