In a bizarre development, even for 2017’s lofty standards, it seems Quentin Tarantino and JJ Abrams are working on a Star Trek movie together. At least in some sort of capacity.
According to the story from Deadline, Tarantino pitched an idea to Abrams, who is busy working on Star Wars Episode IX. Not to mention the fact that QT is working on his ninth film, the one about 1969 but not specifically Charles Manson, at Sony. These dudes are all over the place, but still apparently have time to pitch an idea strong enough that a writer’s room is being put together to try and make this concept a reality.
Who knows if this will ever go beyond mere spitballing and brainstorming late nights in writer’s rooms. Quentin Tarantino and JJ Abrams working on a Star Trek story together feels like a mismatch made in heaven. Abrams can bring his Spielbergian sense of wonder back to the table, and Tarantino can inject some life into the words and the actions. The two almost teamed up many years ago for a Speed Racer film, but that wound up in the lap of the Wachowski’s.
Think of this pairing as sort of the milquetoast version of Tony Scott and Quentin Tarantino’s partnership on True Romance.
Stay tuned for details on this story, and to see if any of your other Mad Libs come true.