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Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek May Still Be on the Table

The prospect of Once Upon a Hollywood's Quentin Tarantino directing a Star Trek film may not be entirely off the table, according to Simon Pegg.

The actor and comedian, known for his take on Scotty in the new films, spoke with Gold Derby about the future of the Trek cinematic universe.

"As far as I know, Quentin Tarantino’s Star Trek idea is still kind of in the mix," he said. "That’s down to QT about what he wants to do next, you know. There’s been talk of various spin-offs possibly. We’ll see."

Talks of the Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained director helming a Star Trek film began at the end of 2017 when he pitched his adaptation successfully to Abrams. News began moving quickly after that, with announcements that The Revenant screenwriter Mark L. Smith would write the film, and that it would be rated R.

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Rumors continued to swirl, with some more significant updates coming in 2019. Though illustrious Trek actors like William Shatner and Patrick Stewart had expressed interest in returning to their roles for Tarantino, the man himself became unsure if he wanted his tenth--and assumingly final--feature film to go where no man has gone before.

"I think I’m steering away from Star Trek," he told Consequence of Sound, "but I haven’t had an official conversation with those guys yet. In a strange way, it seems like this movie, Hollywood, would be my last."

Pegg also disputed rumors that Legion and Fargo TV series creator Noah Hawley, who is writing and directing the next Trek film, will be working on a direct sequel to the Abrams films.

"No, I don’t know anything about it," he said when asked. “But I don’t think that Noah’s thing is necessarily going to be Star Trek 4."

(Via Daily Star Trek News. )