Quentin Tarantino’s potential Star Trek movie has drawn the interest of Trek alumni far and wide.
Both William Shatner and Patrick Stewart have expressed interest in reviving the characters of Captain Kirk and Captain Picard, respectively. Now Zachary Quinto, who’s played Spock since J.J. Abrams’ 2009 big-screen reboot, has weighed in.
While speaking on the Happy Sad Confused podcast earlier this week, Quinto indicated that Tarantino will most likely be directing the fourth Trek installment since Abrams revived the franchise. “My assumption is that it’s with us,” Quinto said, referring to himself and his castmates from the Kelvin timeline, “that’s how it’s been presented.”
Granted, with things still in the development stage, and the nature of showbiz in general, Quinto was unable to offer any concrete information. “Look, until deals are done and contracts are signed and schedules are cleared, nothing is set in stone, so anything can happen,” said Quinto. “My understanding is that Quentin had this idea and they were shaping it and forming it and he’s off to do his Manson movie [Once Upon a Time In Hollywood]. After that, we would maybe go and do one with him, which is pretty exciting.”
Even without Quinto’s Quentin speculation, the prospect of a Tarantino Trek film has caused a lot of chatter. Given the director’s affinity for genre, it would be interesting to see him tackle science fiction, particularly such an established franchise as Star Trek. But even if this all does end up happening, Simon Pegg has assured Trek fans that, no matter what, it won’t be “Pulp Fiction in space.”
What do you think? Would you go and see a Tarantino-directed Star Trek movie?
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