William Shatner would love to be in a Quentin Tarantino-directed Star Trek film
William Shatner has admitted that he would be interested in a part in a Quentin Tarantino-directed Star Trek Film.
The 88-year-old revealed that he would love to reprise his role of James T Kirk, who he played in the original 1960s television series, if Quentin was to direct.
‘Quentin Tarantino said something in the paper that somebody said to me, that he loved me. And Quentin, I love you,’ he said in a video interview with Reuters, as he declared his love for the director.
‘If you’re going to do Star Trek 50 years later, a few pounds heavier, come on. Not a problem! Well, I’d like to do it. Whether I’d be up for it, I don’t know.’
However, there is one problem if he was to return – his character died in the original series – although he has been kept alive in the reboot film franchise, portrayed by Chris Pine.
Quentin has expressed interest in directing an upcoming Star Trek theatrical instalment with filmmaker JJ Abrams, and the Pulp Fiction director has hinted that it could be his last film.
Although he also suggested that he could ‘throw a loophole into it’ so Star Trek ‘doesn’t count.’
He told CinemaBlend: ‘I guess I do have a loophole, if the idea was to throw a loophole into it. Which would be to go: uh, I guess Star Trek doesn’t count.
‘I can do Star Trek… but naturally I would end on an original. But the idea of doing 10 isn’t to come up with a loophole.’
‘I actually think if I was going to do Star Trek I should commit to it. It’s my last movie,’ he added.
‘There should be nothing left-handed about it.’
Star Trek star Karl Urban, who plays Doctor McCoy, previously said the director had a ‘bananas’ idea for a movie, and that it would be ‘really rad’ to work with him.
If the upcoming Star Trek film goes ahead, it will be the fourth in the sci-fi franchise’s rebooted film series, following on from the release of Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) and Star Trek Beyond (2016).
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