Quentin Tarantino Is Developing A New 'Star Trek' Film With J.J. Abrams


After announcing the release of his ninth movie, set to be based around the Charles Manson cult murders, Quentin Tarantino is continuing to fill up his time with plans for a new project. As Deadline has revealed, the legendary director has set his sights on a new Star Trek movie in collaboration with J.J. Abrams.

Quentin Tarantino and J.J. Abrams (Image: Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic and Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic via Getty Images)

More ambitious than ever, Tarantino has called upon Abrams help to create a vision for the movie while a team of screenwriters will pen the actual script. This fact alone is pretty surprising considering the Pulp Fiction director has always paid very special attention to the dialogue of his original movies and has never needed any help writing the stories.

As a reminder, his potential partner J.J. Abrams already took the lead on Star Trek, back in 2009 then in 2013. Currently working on the new Star Wars movie, Abrams is expected to produce the new Star Trek movie while Tarantino will direct – if it all works out in the writer's room, that is. 

This would drive Tarantino's film total up to the infamous ten that he recently claimed he would make before retiring. While we can't be sure that the filmmaker will stick to his retirement plans, we didn't imagine his last film would be part of a franchise. 

For the moment, the Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Paramount, which owns the rights to Star Trek, has yet to comment on the project. In the meantime, you can catch Tarantino's as-yet-unnamed ninth film on August 9, 2019.