For too long, Quentin Tarantino had been linked to an R-rated ‘Star Trek’. Fortunately, however, QT has chosen to ‘steer away from the Sci-Fi franchise.
For over a year now, rumors had Quentin Tarantino directing an R-rated ‘Star Trek’ film. Given that Tarantino has promised that he would retire after his 10th film if the rumors were true, the next film in the Sci-Fi franchise would have been his last.
Tarantino pitched an R-rated ‘Star Trek’ to Paramount Pictures and producer JJ Abrams in 2017, later confirming that a script had been written for the project by Mark L Smith. Tarantino himself donned the picture “‘Pulp Fiction’ in space.”
Recently, Tarantino has also been rumored to be interested in concluding his film career with Volume 3 of his popular film ‘Kill Bill’. This too, in my opinion, would be a mistake.
The greatness of Quentin Tarantino comes in his originality. Over the past 25-years, the director has created his own world in his films, borrowing from his favorite films of the past. It would be a huge disappointment if he didn’t finish off his career in the same way.
With Tarantino films, it’s an event, unlike many other film directors. It doesn’t matter what the plot of the script is, if Tarantino’s name is attached, the film will be successful because the audience knows what to expect – an entertainingly wild ride – and at the same time they don’t. That’s strict because of his boldness and originality.
In jumping into the ‘Star Trek’ franchise, he would most certainly give the franchise a flair of originality, but he’d have to operate in a box and play by the limits of the franchise.
For his 10th and final film, I don’t want to know what to expect. I want the same exact experience of his previous nine films, including ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’.