Quentin Tarantino is having second thoughts about making Star Trek movie
Quentin Tarantino might not make that Star Trek movie after all.
Earlier this year, the star revealed how he wanted to work on an R-rated film for the franchise, but it seems he’s now having second thoughts.
When chatting to Consequence of Sound about the project, the 56-year-old revealed how he might back out after the success of his latest hit, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.
‘I think I’m steering away from Star Trek,’ he told the publication: ‘But I haven’t had an official conversation with those guys yet.’
The acclaimed director added: ‘In a strange way, it seems like this movie, Hollywood, would be my last. So, I’ve kind of taken the pressure off myself to make that last big voilà kind of statement.
‘I mean to such a degree there was a moment when I was writing and went, “Should I do this now? Should I do something else? Is this the 10th one?”
‘No, no, don’t stop the planets from aligning, what are you, Galactus? If the Earth is saying do it, do it.’
It was only in June this year that the filmmaker confirmed he was still keen to get his hands on the script.
‘It’s an R-rated movie. If I do it, it’ll be R-rated,’ he told Empire, referring to America’s ‘restricted’ viewing certificate for film audience under 17.
‘There’s a script that exists for it now. I need to weigh in on it, but I haven’t been able to do that yet.’
Asked whether he wants to use swear words in the script, he answered: ‘Oh yeah!’
In the history of the Star Trek franchise, fans have heard little worse than a ‘dammit’ out of the characters.
Star Trek: Generations was the first series to use the s-word, followed by a double f-bomb on Star Trek: Discovery in 2017.
It’s been two years since the Pulp Fiction creator hinted that a meeting about making a Star Trek film was ‘worth having’.
According to Deadline, Tarantino had already come up with the storyline for the next movie and was keen to take the reins for the Star Trek franchise.
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