Quentin Tarantino Teaming Up With JJ Abrams For 'Star Trek' Story Pitch

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According to a sources who have spoken to Deadline, Quentin Tarantino may be about to collaborate with J.J. Abrams on the next Star Trek film. Now that a writer's room is being assembled to put the wheels in motion, and with mega-producer J.J. Abrams backing the auteur director's vision for the potential film, it's a genuine possibility that "Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek" is actually on the horizon.

Meanwhile, Variety reported that the two filmmakers have already begun work on setting up a writers' room to produce a script for the as-yet-untitled project.

Tarantino said a year ago that he only plans to direct two more films.

But Tarantino has worked on projects associated with existing franchises in the past, though that's been limited to television. Tarantino noted that many classic Star Trek episodes could be "easily expanded" into a feature film, and he specifically mentioned the Next Generation episode "Yesterday's Enterprise" as one that could work on the big screen.

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While it is exciting that there is some momentum behind a fourth Kelvin-verse Star Trek movie, it is worth keeping in mind that Tarantino's pitch is just that. During an 2015 interview on the Nerdist podcast, Tarantino spoke favorably about the cast of the new films, which includes Chris Pine as Captain Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Spock.

Tarantino is known for creating his own original stories such as Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, The Hateful Eight, and more.

It's not Tarantino's first time taking on the reins of an existing franchise as he has previously directed episodes of CSI and ER, and has expressed interest in taking on a James Bond movie.