Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek Movie Might Not Happen After All
Fans of director Quentin Tarantino know he's been threatening to retire for years, saying his 10th movie would be his final project. This year's Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood was the ninth, but it seems as though his planned R-rated Star Trek film might not be number 10.
"I think I’m steering away from Star Trek, but I haven’t had an official conversation with those guys yet," Tarantino told Consequence of Sound. "In a strange way, it seems like this movie, Hollywood, would be my last."
He went on to say that he wouldn't rule anything out and was willing to let destiny sort it out for him. "If the Earth is saying do it, do it," he said. "Not that it was an argument, but a little thought, like, 'Well, if I’m gonna go out like Max Ophüls style, Lola Montez, this is it, and if It’s not good, then all my other work is trash, alright.'"Click the button below to start this article in quick view. Start now
Comparing himself to the German director Ophuls, whose last films in his long career were, arguably, his best, suggests Tarantino might have some more projects up his sleeve. He hinted at as much, saying, "I mean, I have no idea what the story of the next one’s going to be. I don’t even have a clue."
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood is one of Tarantino's most successful films, grossing nearly $372 million worldwide and garnering quite a few award nominations. That said, if he does decide to make Hollywood his last film, he would decidedly go out on top.
Written, directed and produced by Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood stars Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, Bruce Dern, Al Pacino, Tim Roth, Zoe Bell, Michael Madsen, Timothy Olyphant, Damian Lewis, Luke Perry, Emile Hirsch and Dakota Fanning.