Acclaimed director Quentin Tarantino has hatched an idea for a Star Trek movie that he could direct as one of his final films. This is according to Deadline, which cites sources saying he shared his idea with Star Trek reboot director JJ Abrams, and that the idea is to get writers together to listen to Tarantino’s pitch and then start the process of making a film. Deadline reports that Tarantino may direct, with Abrams onboard to produce.
Deadline points out that Tarantino has never directed an entry in an established film series, so this would be new territory for the Oscar winner. But he has done that on TV, as he directed episodes of CSI and ER. As the site explains, Tarantino is known for his creative control on his projects, so working on Star Trek–which has an established framework and millions of fans–would be an interesting move.
Star Trek is produced by film company Paramount, which is owned by Sony. Tarantino is already working with the company on a film that will focus in part on the Manson murders.
Abrams directed the 2013 Star Trek reboot and its sequel, Into Darkness, before Justin Lin took over on 2016’s Star Trek Beyond. As for Abrams, he is lined up to direct Star Wars: Episode IX after Jurassic World‘s Colin Trevorrow dropped out.
The last movie that Tarantino directed was 2015’s The Hateful Eight. In November 2016, Tarantino said he only plans to make two more movies before retiring, so if the Star Trek movie could be his last one.
Taraninto’s eight directorial projects have included Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill Vol. 2, Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, and The Hateful Eight. Tarantino won Best Writing Oscars for Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained.