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Quentin Tarantino might not make ‘Star Trek’ film after all

PTI Los Angeles | Updated on January 15, 2020 Published on January 15, 2020

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An R-rated Star Trek film by Quentin Tarantino might not be a reality as the filmmaker says he is not keen to direct it but is happy to share notes.

Tarantino has been for the longest time attached with the project, which he was reportedly developing with JJ Abrams, the director of two “Star Trek” films.

But in an interview with Deadline, the 56-year-old director said it is now unlikely that he will direct it but hopes that Paramount studio still makes it.

“I think they might make that movie, but I just don’t think I’m going to direct it. It’s a good idea. They should definitely do it and I’ll be happy to come in and give them some notes on the first rough cut,” Tarantino said.

The filmmaker, who is currently up for two Oscars for his last movie “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”, had previously said that he might be “steering away” from the project.

“I might be steering away from it, but we’ll see. I haven’t completely decided, or talked to anyone involved. Nothing is official,” Tarantino had said.

In 2017, “The Revenant” screenwriter Mark L Smith was roped in to write the script.

It was reported that Tarantino and J J Abrams will produce and Tarantino may direct the Paramount Pictures project, which would mark his tenth feature project.

Published on January 15, 2020
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