Quentin Tarantino Is Planning To Make A 'Star Trek' Movie

Boldly going where he's never gone before

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Quentin Tarantino is boldly going where he's never gone before and no-one ever predicted he would: the Star Trek universe.

In a rather surprising move, the filmmaker has apparently thought of an idea for a new movie in the major sci-fi franchise and if everything goes to plan, he could even direct it.

According to Deadline, Tarantino has already shared his proposal with Paramount and JJ Abrams, who'd join as a producer. But first, they're gathering a team of writers to hear Tarantino's idea and then work on a script.

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Of course, Tarantino has only ever directed his own original movies. He did direct a few episodes of CSI and ER for TV, but this would be his first big step away from his own work – and what a franchise to choose.

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Abrams directed 2009's Star Trek reboot and its 2013 sequel Star Trek Into Darkness. He also produced the follow-up, last year's Star Trek Beyond.

As for his own next movie, Tarantino recently denied that it's a biopic about the late Charles Manson, even though he picked an eerie release date for it.

It will be the first project for Tarantino since he broke away from mega-producer Harvey Weinstein in the wake of Weinstein's sexual misconduct scandal. Sony Pictures won the rights to Tarantino's ninth movie last month.

Shortly after allegations against Weinstein went public, Tarantino conceded that he "knew enough to do more than [he] did".

From: Digital Spy