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Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek

Postby mr.negativity » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:29 pm

TREK WEB SEPTEMBER 23, 2017:
Quentin Tarantino Is Open To Directing A Star Trek Movie…And He Has Some Ideas
ANTHONY PASCALE wrote:There is a lot going on related to Star Trek returning to TV on Sunday but this week has a tiny bit of news in the Star Trek film area. There is still no news on progress on a new feature moving forward at Paramount, but a notable Oscar-winning writer/director has indicated he would be interested. Yesterday TMZ posted an short ambush interview with Quentin Tarantino from LAX airport asking if he would direct a Star Trek movie and he replied “It would be worth having a meeting about.” He also confirmed his previous statements that he plans to direct two more films before retiring.

Why did TMZ choose to ask Tarantino about Star Trek? Well in the last couple of weeks an audio clip of Tarantino has been buzzing around the Internet where he talks about Star Trek. The clip (below) has picked up around 180,000 views on YouTube since it was published two weeks ago, but it was actually from a 2015 Nerdist podcast interview.

When asked if he would be interested in directing a Star Wars film, Tarantino told the Nerdist crew he would prefer to do a Star Trek film. He said he was a big fan of the original Star Trek series and liked the J.J. Abrams 2009 Star Trek film, but didn’t care for 2013’s Into Darkness follow-up. Tarantino also noted that many classic Star Trek episodes could be “easily expanded” into a feature film, and he specifically mentioned the TNG episode “Yesterday’s Enterprise” as one that could work on the big screen.

Talking about Tarantino doing a Star Trek film is fun, but is certainly premature and probably not very likely. Tarantino is not the kind of director who could be brought in to make a film based on an story or script developed by others, which is the most likely scenario for the next Trek feature. Plus, he is already set to write and direct a film about the Manson family which is due in 2019, so would he want to make a franchise film like Star Trek be his 10th and final film? And while Paramount hasn’t been in a rush to move forward on another Star Trek, would they want to wait until 2019 to start the next project?



NERDIST PODCAST DECEMBER 18, 2015:
EPISODE 774: QUENTIN TARANTINO
Quentin Tarantino (director, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill) chats with Chris and Matt about going to Comic-Con back in the day, what movies inspired him as a kid, and how he turns everything he reads and sees into a movie in his head. He also talks about his process while directing and writing, things that almost made it into his movies, and what to expect with The Hateful Eight!


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Re: Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek

Postby mr.negativity » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:30 pm

Deadline December 4, 2017:
Quentin Tarantino Hatches ‘Star Trek’ Movie Idea; Paramount, JJ Abrams To Assemble Writers Room
Mike Fleming Jr wrote:EXCLUSIVE: Already busy prepping to direct the film he just set up at Sony Pictures, Quentin Tarantino is also planning to boldly go where he has not gone before. Sources said that Tarantino has come up with a great idea for a Star Trek movie at Paramount. After sharing his idea with JJ Abrams (who himself is busy prepping Star Wars Episode IX), I’ve heard the plan is to assemble a writers room of scribes who’ll hear Tarantino’s take and begin to put together a movie. If it all works out, Tarantino might direct it, with Abrams producing.

While Tarantino has always come up with his own original films, many have wondered what he might do if he took the reins of an existing franchise. He has only done that on television, twice directing episodes of CSI and once an episode of ER. He has spoken about the appeal of taking on one of the James Bond movies, but the hard part of something like that is getting the rights holders to give him a wide creative swath that comes along with a final cut auteur like Tarantino. This would give a remarkable boost to the venerable franchise for Paramount, which is looking to build them under studio chief Jim Gianopulos.

As Deadline revealed last month, Tarantino agreed to make his next film for Sony Pictures. The untitled film is an ensemble that deals with a period in Los Angeles around the time of the Manson murder spree around 1969. He has asked Margot Robbie to play Sharon Tate, and has been discussing two great male lead roles with Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, though he hasn’t yet set final casting. Release date is August 9, 2019. That is the 50th anniversary of the death of Sharon Tate, but the description of the picture as a Manson Family pic isn’t really accurate, kind of like describing Inglorious Basterds as a movie about Hitler.

Paramount declined comment, and attempts to reach Tarantino’s camp were unavailing. Stay tuned.
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Re: Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek

Postby Dai » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:58 pm

You know what they call a quarter-pounder with cheese in the delta quadrant?
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Re: Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek

Postby lhb412 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:12 pm

'What' ain't no country I ever heard of. They speak Klingon on 'What'?
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Re: Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek

Postby mr.negativity » Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:50 am

Deadline December 7, 2017:
Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Star Trek’ Will Be R-Rated: ‘The Revenant’s Mark L. Smith Frontrunner Scribe
Mike Fleming Jr wrote:EXCLUSIVE: After Deadline this week revealed that Quentin Tarantino pitched a Star Trek film to JJ Abrams and Paramount, the whole thing is moving at warp speed. Tarantino met for hours in a writers room with Mark L. Smith, Lindsey Beer, Drew Pearce and Megan Amram. They kicked around ideas and one of them will get the job. I’m hearing the frontrunner is Smith, who wrote The Revenant. The film will most certainly go where no Star Trek has gone before: Tarantino has required it to be R rated, and Paramount and Abrams agreed to that condition. Most mega budget tent poles restrict the film to a PG-13 rating in an effort to maximize the audience. That was the reason that Guillermo Del Toro’s $150 million At The Mountains of Madness didn’t go forward at Universal, even though Tom Cruise was ready to star. The exception to this rule was Fox’s Deadpool, but that film started out with modest ambitions before it caught on and became the biggest R rated film ever.

That rating was crucially important to Tarantino, who hopes to direct this Star Trek and who has helmed R rated films his entire career. Imagine how this could open storytelling lanes, or even what the banter on the bridge of the Starship Enterprise might be, if you conjure up memories of the conversations between Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta in Pulp Fiction, or the banter at the diner between robbers before the heist gone wrong that triggered the action in Reservoir Dogs.

Smith is best known for writing the Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu-directed The Revenant and subsequently overhauled Overlord, the WWII thriller that Abrams’ Bad Robot is producing for Paramount. Pearce’s script credits include Iron Man 3, Sherlock Holmes 3, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation and the TV series Runaway TV; he just directed his script Hotel Artemis; Beer’s credits are mostly upcoming, and include the Doug Liman-directed Chaos Walking, as well as Godzilla Vs. Kong, Masters of the Universe, Barbarella and Dungeons and Dragons, all big scale stuff.

They will lock one of the three quickly (if there is a front runner, it might be Smith), and the film will be scripted based on Tarantino’s idea while Tarantino is filming his next film about the Manson summer of 1969, which got set at Sony and has I, Tonya‘s Margot Robbie poised to play Sharon Tate, and Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt all having met with the filmmaker about roles.
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Re: Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek

Postby mr.negativity » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:06 am

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Here’s Quentin Tarantino On What He Wants To Do With STAR TREK
ANDREW TODD wrote:We're still reeling over today's news that Quentin Tarantino has pitched a new Star Trek movie to Paramount, is working on it with JJ Abrams, and may even direct the damn thing. That's news so improbable it had to come either from April 1st of any year, or any day of 2017. But Deadline's story didn't feature any information about what Tarantino's pitch is, exactly. Luckily, thanks to a December 2015 interview on the Nerdist Podcast, we might have a little glimmer of an idea.

I'll let you listen first - it's pretty short, though as dense as you'd imagine:

Tarantino expresses distaste for Star Trek Into Darkness (check), but appreciation for the reboot cast (also check); he also notes that in the reboot universe (or the Kelvin timeline, for true fans), the events of the original series very well may still happen, even if they're slightly altered. He then goes on to discuss the notion of remaking classic episodes with full casts and bigger budgets, namechecking The Original Series' "City on the Edge of Forever" (as well as the fact that it's obvious to namecheck "City on the Edge of Forever"). That's when things get real interesting.

Tarantino's pitch - if it's anything like what he describes in the interview - would seem to revolve around the Next Generation Season 3 episode "Yesterday's Enterprise." One of the best episodes in the franchise's history, it deals with time travel and alternate realities, forcing Picard and his crew to choose between altering the timeline to save the mysteriously reappeared USS Enterprise-C, throwing the quadrant into war, or saving the timeline and dooming that ship and her crew. A classic trolley-problem episode, only with significantly higher stakes.

While the interview cuts off before Tarantino can explain his precise take on the idea, my suspicion/speculation is that, rather than straight-up remaking "Yesterday's Enterprise," his pitch could rework its premise to unify the two parallel realities into which Trek canon is now split. Perhaps the reboot's Enterprise could be put into the Enterprise-C's role; perhaps Kirk, Spock, and company would have to make a similar decision about a completely different vessel. Like, for example, the USS Kelvin, destroyed at the opening of 2009's Star Trek. There's already been talk of bringing Chris Hemsworth's George Kirk back for the fourth film in the reboot series; maybe that idea can be combined with Tarantino's to seal off the Kelvin timeline once and for all.

Whatever happens, it'll be completely surreal seeing Quentin Tarantino credited on a Star Trek movie - even if it's only a "Story By" nod.



THR DECEMBER 08, 2017:
Patrick Stewart Might Reprise Jean-Luc Picard Role if Tarantino Directs 'Star Trek'
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Re: Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek

Postby mbozzo » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:50 pm

I'm not sure if a Star Trek movie by Quentin Tarantino is a good idea. I have to be proven wrong before I accept that idea. :oops:
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Re: Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek

Postby mr.negativity » Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:26 am

Deadline December 21, 2017:
Quentin Tarantino ‘Star Trek’ Firms ‘The Revenant’s Mark L. Smith As Screenwriter
Mike Fleming Jr wrote:EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Pictures has set Mark L. Smith to write the script for the R-rated Star Trek movie that was hatched from an idea by Quentin Tarantino. Tarantino wants to direct the film, which he’ll produce with JJ Abrams. That means that a writer whose breakthrough came on one of the most celebrated spare dialogue films of recent years will team with Tarantino, a writer/director whose own scripts have run run 165 pages or more, full of dialogue. Smith became a favorite of both Paramount and Abrams after he scripted Overlord, the Julius Avery-directed Bad Robot-produced WWII thriller about two American soldiers caught behind enemy lines on D-Day.
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Re: Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek

Postby Henry88 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:28 pm

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Re: Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek

Postby lhb412 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:49 pm

I'm guessing if this really happens the Pulp Fiction/Star Trek mashup jokes will get tiresome, eh?
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Re: Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek

Postby daikaijusaurus » Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:09 am

I have to admit that I haven't seen any of Terrintino's movies so I can't really judge the guy. But there are two things that I already don't like about this.

1. Why does a Star Trek movie need to be rated R? What's the point of this? Is rated R violence really necessary for a good Star Trek movie?

2. Why the heck is JJ Abrams still involved in this? Didn't he do enough damage to Star Trek already?
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Re: Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek

Postby Dai » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:35 am

daikaijusaurus wrote:1. Why does a Star Trek movie need to be rated R? What's the point of this? Is rated R violence really necessary for a good Star Trek movie?


It's not about what Star Trek needs. It's about what Tarantino does.

I saw an interview with him back in the 90s where he said he didn't want to just do ultra-violent movies, to get to the end of his career and be remembered as "the gun guy". He then fumbled for an alternative, and said he might do a film about how a guy feels about his ex-girlfriend. Since then, he's spent another 20 years making nothing but ultra-violent movies. It's the only thing he knows.
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Re: Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek

Postby mr.negativity » Mon May 06, 2019 9:15 pm

Collider April 30, 2019:
Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Star Trek’ Movie Still a “Very Big Possibility”, Says Director
VINNIE MANCUSO wrote:While speaking to SlashFilm about turning his Hateful Eight into a mini-series for Netflix, the filmmaker noted a script has been written and a trip to the final frontier is still a “very big possibility. He’s just got to finish that pesky Golden Age of Hollywood epic first.

It’s a very big possibility. I haven’t been dealing with those guys for a while cause I’ve been making my movie. But we’ve talked about a story and a script. The script has been written and when I emerge my head like Punxsutawney Phil, post-Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, we’ll pick up talking about it again.
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Re: Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek

Postby mr.negativity » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:38 pm

EMPIRE JUNE 12, 2019:
Set phasers to F-bomb – Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek movie will be sweary and R-rated
Ben Travis wrote:Speaking in the upcoming new issue of Empire, Tarantino confirmed that his new frontier for Star Trek will be swear-laden (“Oh yeah!”), and that it will be R-rated if he steps behind the camera. “It’s an R-rated movie,” he said. “If I do it, it’ll be R-rated.” As for the latest stage of the project, the filmmaker said: “There’s a script that exists for it now. I need to weigh in on it, but I haven’t been able to do that yet.” When Once Upon A Time In Hollywood hits the big screen later this summer, it sounds like QT could be setting off at Warp speed into cosmic science fiction.
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Re: Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek

Postby O.Supreme » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:26 am

Hard pass....next.
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Re: Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek

Postby Dai » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:02 am

This is a desperation move to distinguish the brand in a crowded SF market. You can smell Paramount's fear that they'll be the next company on Disney's hitlist.
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Re: Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek

Postby mr.negativity » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:36 pm

lhb412 wrote:I'm guessing if this really happens the Pulp Fiction/Star Trek mashup jokes will get tiresome, eh?


/film:
Quentin Tarantino Says His ‘Star Trek’ Film Will Be Like ‘Pulp Fiction’ in Space
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Re: Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek

Postby Dai » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:07 am

mr.negativity wrote:
lhb412 wrote:I'm guessing if this really happens the Pulp Fiction/Star Trek mashup jokes will get tiresome, eh?


/film:
Quentin Tarantino Says His ‘Star Trek’ Film Will Be Like ‘Pulp Fiction’ in Space


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