Rumors have been circulating for quite some time now that Quentin Tarantino is set to direct a new Star Trek movie. For many fans of the franchise, this news has come as a bit of a surprise.
After all, Tarantino is not exactly known for his sci-fi work. However, the director’s unique style and approach to filmmaking may be just the thing that the Star Trek franchise needs to take it in an exciting new direction.
What We Know So Far
There’s no denying that Tarantino is a huge fan of Star Trek. In fact, he’s gone on record multiple times stating that he’s a big fan of the original series and considers it to be some of the best television ever made. So, when rumors started swirling that he was in talks to direct a new Star Trek movie, fans were understandably excited.
Since then, there have been some updates on the project. According to reports, Tarantino approached J.J. Abrams with an idea for a new Star Trek movie back in 2017. The two then enlisted screenwriter Mark L. Smith (known for his work on “The Revenant”) to help develop the script.
Details about the plot of Tarantino’s Star Trek movie are still scarce at this point. However, according to sources close to the project, it will reportedly be set in the “Kelvin” timeline established by J. Abrams’ 2009 reboot of the franchise.
What Is The Kelvin Timeline?
For those who may not be familiar with Star Trek lore, let me explain what exactly the Kelvin timeline is all about. In short, it’s an alternate timeline created when Romulan mining ship Narada travels back in time and destroys USS Kelvin – George Kirk’s ship – which was en route with Ambassador Spock from Vulcan.
This event sets off a series of events that fundamentally alters the course of history, leading to a series of new adventures for the crew of the USS Enterprise.
What Makes Tarantino’s Star Trek Movie Unique?
Tarantino is known for his unique style and approach to filmmaking. His movies are often violent, profane, and feature nonlinear storytelling. So, it’s safe to say that his take on Star Trek will be vastly different from anything we’ve seen before.
In an interview with Deadline, Tarantino revealed that his Star Trek movie will be “Pulp Fiction” in space. He went on to explain that the film will be “character-driven” and explore themes such as “race relations” and “the human condition.”
While we still don’t know much about Tarantino’s Star Trek movie, one thing is certain – it’s going to be a wild ride. With a director like Tarantino at the helm, fans can expect something daring and unconventional.
Whether or not this new direction for the franchise will be successful remains to be seen. But one thing is for sure – it’s going to be an interesting journey.