It Sure Sounds Like Quentin Tarantino Isn’t Going To Direct That ‘Star Trek’ Project Anymore

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For essentially the entirety of 2019, it was widely reported that Quentin Tarantino was developing an R-rated Star Trek film that he intended to direct.

Tarantino has never been involved in franchise filmmaking, so the prospect of a Tarantino-ified Star Trek film was certainly intriguing.

However, towards the end of last year, Tarantino began to cast doubt upon to project, as he told  Consequence of Sound that he’s “steering away” from the film. Unfortunately for Trekkies, Tarantino has now doubled down on those comments, as he recently told Deadline, that while he’s still happy to be involved with the project, he does not think he’s going to direct the film.

“I think they might make that movie, but I just don’t think I’m going to direct it. It’s a good idea. They should definitely do it and I’ll be happy to come in and give them some notes on the first rough cut.” [via Deadline]

Tarantino’s next film has been a topic of extreme interest amongst film fans, as the iconic auteur has long claimed he only plans on directing ten feature films. With last year’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood representing his ninth directorial effort, there is a chance that is next film is also his last if Tarantino sticks to his word.

That said, the iconic Pulp Fiction director is by no means stepping away from the creative arts entirely (thank god), as he has previously expressed an interest in helming a television show or even writing a book.


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