Quentin Tarantino Developing Star Trek Film With J.J. Abrams
I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall during this conversation as Deadline reports that Quentin Tarantino pitched an idea he had for a new Star Trek film to J.J. Abrams. Tarantino is rather busy at the moment having just sold his Manson Family drama to Sony. Word is J.J. Abrams flipped for Tarantino’s idea and wants to put together an old school writers room at Paramount Studios to move the idea along.
This would be a departure for Tarantino as he has always made original films. This would be the first time he would tackle an existing franchise but I’d be really curious to see the story he would tell in his style. It would be different from films in the past for sure.
As Deadline revealed last month, Tarantino agreed to make his next film for Sony Pictures. The untitled film is an ensemble that deals with a period in Los Angeles around the time of the Manson murder spree around 1969. He has asked Margot Robbie to play Sharon Tate, and has been discussing two great male lead roles with Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, though he hasn’t yet set final casting. Release date is August 9, 2019. That is the 50th anniversary of the death of Sharon Tate, but the description of the picture as a Manson Family pic isn’t really accurate, kind of like describing Inglorious Basterds as a movie about Hitler.