Jonathan Frakes Doubts Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Star Trek’ Film Will Be Made

Jonathan Frakes Quentin Tarantino Star TrekA writers room has been assembled for Quentin Tarantino’s proposed Star Trek movie. And although numerous actors involved in the franchise have expressed interest in taking part in the beloved director’s sci-fi adventure, Star Trek: The Next Generation alum Jonathan Frakes (Commander Will Riker) has his doubts that the project will ever get made.

Frakes appeared in a panel at the Lexington Comic and Toy Convention where he discussed Tarantino’s project. Although he would be interested in seeing it get made, he is uncertain that Tarantino will ever direct a Star Trek movie for Paramount Pictures:

“I’m fascinated by the possibility of this. I am not convinced that it is going to be real and I am not sure that Quentin’s gestalt and what he is known for is quite in the same wheelhouse of what we have known Star Trek to be. But, I am an eternal optimist and I texted with J.J. – my close, personal friend – who I am a big fan of by the way. I know some people aren’t, but I think he is a wonderful storyteller. I think he did a great job, especially with the first Star Trek movie. I said ‘What’s up? What’s happening with this?’ and I asked him if it is real and so far it is real because they put a writer’s room together and he said ‘Quentin said it is going to be wild.’ So, that is as close as I have gotten to an answer, which is a word we always thought it was going to be anyway I feel like he could surprise us and bring it into an R-rated world, or a PG world where Star Trek kind of lives,” Frakes said. “And it could be incredibly creative. I noticed that Patrick Stewart was smart enough to offer his services as soon as he heard the name Tarantino mentioned. So, I am as curious as you are. I am not sure if it is real and will come to fruition, but I do know there is a writer’s room open and they are working on a story and that J.J. and Quentin have agreed to move forward, so we will see.”

Star Trek actors John ChoSimon Pegg and William Shatner have both expressed interest in participating in Tarantino’s film if the project is officially given the green light.

Do you agree with Frakes? Will we ever see a Star Trek film directed by Tarantino? If so, will this film count as part of his 10 films before he officially retires from filmmaking? Sound off in the comments below!

Details on the untitled Star Trek film are currently unknown as the project is in the early stages of development, though the film is likely going to be made with an R-rating in mind. Tarantino’s next project will be Once Upon a Time in Hollywood featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt as the leads. The film is scheduled to be released in theaters on August 9, 2019 by Sony Pictures.

Source: Lex Con

10 Great Potential Directors For DC’s ‘Green Lantern Corps’

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Green Lantern Corps DC ComicsGreen Lantern Corps has been on the DC Films slate for quite some time, but it’s been a while since we’ve heard anything solid about the project. The film’s original release date was slated for 2020 yet no director, casting announcement or any real progress has been made so far. Warner Bros. and DC failed to lay the groundwork for the film by introducing a Green Lantern as a member of the Justice League (except for a small cameo in a flashback). It is safe to assume Warner Bros. wants to have a good amount of time to distance the general audience from the disastrous 2011 Green Lantern film starring Ryan Reynolds. Yet now approaching seven years one has to wonder when this film will get off the ground? The success of Guardians of the Galaxy has proven no concept is too far out there for the general movie going audience and DC could have its own intergalactic saga to compete with Marvel by making this movie.

Warner Bros. and DC even have an interesting hook to separate Green Lantern Corps from not only Guardians of the Galaxy but also every other major superhero film. The DC project is supposedly a “buddy cop film set in space.” Basically Lethal Weapon meets Star Trek. Or even for a more modern reference, The Nice Guys meets Mass Effect. That’s a great pitch for any movie. Green Lantern Corps needs to be a higher priority for the studio than Lobo, Nightwing or that Joker origin movie.

The first step is finding the right director for the project. David S. Goyer, who has written a draft of the script, was rumored to be in talks to helm the project, but Warner Bros. and DC are paving a new path forward so they may want to try getting a better director. Hundreds of directors make interesting films every year and given the recent success of Black Panther, Wonder Woman and Thor: Ragnarok, it’s clear that some of the best choices come from unconventional places.

These are the ten directors that should be on Warner Bros. and DC’s radar to help bring the Green Lantern Corps to the big screen. Click Next to get started!

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