Quentin Tarantino Says His Tenth And Final Film Won’t Be Star Trek

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Love him or hate him, it’s an undeniable fact that Quentin Tarantino has left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry. His films have racked up numerous awards and huge box office receipts and his next effort, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, is slated to do gangbusters when it releases at the end of the month.

However, the prolific and loud-mouthed director has said for years and years that upon completion of his tenth film behind the camera, he would retire from Tinseltown and, I dunno, go buy up a Famous Footware franchise somewhere. But, as it’s widely known, the Pulp Fiction helmer has also been writing a hard-R Star Trek movie, a project that’s been gaining some legs lately.

This has fans concerned that this new entry in the space-faring saga will count as the tenth movie and, oh no, we’ll never get another Tarantino project again! Can you even imagine? During an interview with ReelBlend podcast crew though, he talked about a “loophole” that could make lots of people happy:

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.’ But 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.

To be honest, I didn’t know Tarantino was being considered to direct this next Trek. I thought he was only writing it, so, oops. But it really would make sense that the man, so known for his unique voice, would want to go out on his own terms. Every film he’s directed, save for Jackie Brown, was a wholly original screenplay. He likes his writing. His last product should be a Tarantino project, through and through.

That being said, a ridiculous Star Trek movie directed by an Inglorious Basterds-style Tarantino would be a fun way to punch-up a dying franchise, to say the least. Especially with Chris Pine walking away (and Zachary Quinto seemingly not involved as of writing), giving it to the guy who turned Kurt Russel into a sinister car wreck masturbator would probably help jump over some creative hurdles. Plus, we can finally learn Klingon slurs! About flargkin’ time!

Source: CinemaBlend

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