“Highly illogical” as it may sound, it has been reported that Quentin Tarantino is gearing up to take on Star Trek.
According to an exclusive report on Deadline magazine, the Reservoir Dogs filmmaker is taking his first step into science fiction, ready to explore strange new worlds.
Although the project has yet to be greenlit, and both the studio and the people involved have declined to comment, it has been reported that Paramount and producer JJ Abrams are on board.
Abrams was the man in charge of rebooting the franchise back in 2009 to modest reviews and has since been either directing or producing the sequels.
This isn’t the first time Tarantino has showed interest in the franchise.
In a 2015 interview, the Pulp Fiction director said he was more likely to take on Star trek than Star Wars, since he was a big fan of the original show.
“The only thing that limited them was their ’60s budget and eight-day shooting schedule,” he said.
“You could take some of the classic Star Trek episodes and easily expand them to 90 minutes or more and really do some amazing, amazing stuff.”
Tarantino has always shied away from adapting other people’s work, and usually insists in writing and directing his own films.
In television, he experimented on a couple of episodes of the show CSI and one episode of ER, but always as small side projects.
Right now, he is planning a film for Sony on the Manson Murders with Margot Robbie rumoured to play Sharon Tate.