Some new details regarding Quentin Tarantino’s never-produced Star Trek movie have landed on the net. As we know, the director was working with the screenwriter of The Revenant, Mark L. Smith, and now the writer himself has revealed a little more about the project set in the franchise of Star Trek, explaining that this would involve gangster, time travel, the Captain Kirk and the rest of the crew.
New details on the shipwrecked Star Trek project signed by Quentin Tarantino are online
While a guest on the Bulletproof Screenwriting podcast, Smith recounted the first time he spoke to Tarantino about the film after having his initial meeting with producer JJ Abrams.
“They just called me and said, ‘Hey, are you ready? Do you want to go? Quentin wants to meet “ Smith said. “So I said: ‘Yes’. And that was the first day I met Quentin, he was in the room and he was reading a scene he had written and it was this great gangster scene, and he was playing it. And back and forth. I told him I was so angry that I didn’t register it on my phone. It would have been so precious. It was amazing. “
The screenwriter went on to tell how he ended up at Tarantino’s house watching gangster movies:
“Then we started working. I went to his house one night and we watched old gangster movies. We were there for hours… We were just chilling out by watching gangster movies, laughing at bad dialogue, but talking about what it would be like to work on what we wanted to do. Kirk had to be there. All the characters had to be there. (…) It would have been a very nice episode. There was a bit of time travel. There’s all this and more… it was really wild. “
Unfortunately, the film looks like it will never be made, with Tarantino himself explaining: “I think it’s pulling me away from Star Trek. I haven’t had an official conversation with those people yet ”.
But while Tarantino’s Star Trek film may never be made, there is now another film currently in development with the director of WandaVision, Matt Shakman, behind the camera; and with Alex Kurtzman leading the franchise for several more years, anything can happen.