Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino indicated that his Star Trek film may no longer happen.
In the past, Quentin Tarantino has discussed his intention to retire after his 10th film and stated that his Star Trek project would be his final movie, should he commit to directing. However, Quentin Tarantino suggested he’s no longer going to helm a Star Trek film during an interview with Consequence of Sound:
“I think I’m steering away from Star Trek, but I haven’t had an official conversation with those guys yet.”
While his fans were interested in seeing a Star Trek film from the revered filmmaker, Quentin Tarantino noted that his desire to retire contributed to his decision to step away from the project. As Quentin Tarantino explained, he reconsidered his plan to direct his 10th film while working on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and has no idea what the story for another movie would be:
“In a strange way, it seems like this movie, [Once Upon a Time in] Hollywood, would be my last. So, I’ve kind of taken the pressure off myself to make that last big voilà kind of statement. I mean to such a degree there was a moment when I was writing and went, “Should I do this now? Should I do something else? Is this the 10th one?” No, no don’t stop the planets from aligning, what are you, Galactus? If the Earth is saying do it, do it. Not that it was an argument, but a little thought, like, “Well, if I’m gonna go out like Max Ophüls style, Lola Montez, this is it, and if It’s not good, then all my other work is trash, alright.” This would have been the one. But in a weird way, it actually kind of freed me up. I mean, I have no idea what the story of the next one’s going to be. I don’t even have a clue.”
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Meanwhile, the Star Trek franchise continues on CBS All Acces with Star Trek: Discovery and the upcoming Jean-Luc Picard series starring Patrick Stewart. The new show is set to follow Jean-Luc Picard 20 years after the events of the character’s previous adventure in Star Trek: Nemesis. Furthermore, the fourth movie in the latest Star Trek series is officially moving forward with Noah Hawley directing and Chris Pine returning.
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