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Quentin Tarantino to unite with JJ Abrams for new Star Trek movie

Quentin Tarantino, writer and director of Death Proof

Story by Jack Foley

QUENTIN Tarantino looks set to unite with JJ Abrams for a new Star Trek movie.

According to Deadline, the Django Unchained Oscar winner has come up with an idea for a new Star Trek movie at Paramount, which he shared with Abrams.

The latter was so impressed that he has now reportedly assembled a writers’ room to hear Tarantino’s idea and put a script together.

If successful, this could even see Tarantino directing, with Abrams producing.

The proposition will undoubtedly seem like a mouth-watering prospect for Trek fans, many of whom were left underwhelmed by the most recent big screen outing, Star Trek Beyond.

Abrams helped reboot the current Star Trek cinematic line-up, which sees Chris Pine playing James T Kirk. But he is now busy with Star Wars, having also delivered the first film in that new trilogy, The Force Awakens, and subsequently been re-enlisted to helm the final part of that trilogy, Star Wars Episode IX.

Tarantino is also busy working on his next project, an as yet untitled ensemble film about the period in Los Angeles around the time of the Manson murder spree around 1969. He has reportedly approached Margot Robbie to play Sharon Tate, while discussing two great male lead roles with Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt.

The film is currently set for release on August 9, 2019 – the 50th anniversary of the death of Tate.

Tarantino also has form for entering into pre-existing franchises and delivering the goods. On the small screen, he has directed stand-alone episodes of ER and CSI to great critical acclaim.

However, an attempt to bring his version of a James Bond film to the big screen never saw the light of day.

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