Quentin Tarantino Would Postpone Retirement For A ‘Star Trek’ Movie

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If you’re in disbelief that Quentin Tarantino’s name and Star Trek are in the same headline, well, we don’t blame you. But the quirky filmmaker has suggested that he’d be willing to push back his planned retirement if he got a shot at directing a movie in the sci-fi franchise between the penultimate and final projects he has planned.

TrekNews recently uncovered a podcast discussion Tarantino spoke on stating that between Star Wars and Star Trek, he’d be more likely to direct the latter:

“The answer is I’d be more inclined to do a Star Trek kind of thing rather than Star Wars. And I like Star Wars and everything.”

So, naturally, when this bit of an interview resurfaced, TMZ got to ask Tarantino about if it’d still be on his mind, to which he added:

“It would be worth having a meeting about.”

TMZ suggested that Tarantino may be willing to push back retirement for his last two movies if Paramount chooses to hurry on hiring him, but once he’s made his last movie, he’s calling it quits.

A fourth Star Trek movie for the Kelvin Timeline has been planned, but it appears as though development on it has stalled following disappointing returns for Star Trek Beyond.

Source: TrekNews, TMZ

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Grant Davis

Grant Davis

A Texan freelance writer with interests in Star Wars, superhero movies, and entertainment in general.

  • I. Want. It.

  • Bob Andreas

    $343,471,816 and guaranteed dvd sales? that sounds pretty good to me

    • KungFuCthulhu

      The rule of thumb for profitability on a movie is usually double the production budget plus extra grosses to cover the ad costs (which may be 25%-50% of said production budget). On a slightly tighter budget, STB would have profited, but at the end of the day, Paramount sadly lost money on the movie, which is a real shame. I would much rather see more Star Trek movies enter development than Transformers movies.

      – Grant

  • The STAR TREK producers would truly need him for the next TREK film,since they are in need of a successful TREK film and I’m sure that Tarantino refuses to deal with both Kathleen Kennedy and J.J. Abrams(as far as QT making a STAR WARS film goes).