The dream of Quentin Tarantino Star Trek film might just have to remain a dream for now. Not only is he quite busy with Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and the ramifications of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, he’s got a little bit of competition in the script department for the next Star Trek film.
Zachary Quinto confirmed as much in an interview with Entertainment Tonight Canada, giving his thoughts on a Tarantino Trek film and what else is in store for the next film set for release in 2019 according to SyFY Wire:
“All of us are really excited about the idea of working with Quentin on a Trek film, but I know Simon Pegg and Doug Jung… are writing a script and there are another set of writers writing a script. So I don’t know. I don’t know what’s going to happen.”
For what it is worth, Star Trek Beyond was a fine entry in the series and it was overshadowed a busy summer of blockbusters that just couldn’t connect with audiences. It’s a shame because it truly was a solid entry in the series, with Simon Pegg and Doug Jung creating something that was derailed by some odd marketing ahead of its release.
Does this mean the Tarantino script is dead? Not necessarily. But it does mean we’ll have to wait a little longer than 2019 to see anything solid about it.