Seemingly gone are the talks of an alleged continuation that would have seen Chris Hemsworth return as Captain Kirk's long-dead father; instead, we now have utterly freakish ideas like this one floating around the Trek universe - one that operates in uncertain times, at least on the silver screen.
Earlier this week, it was announced that Quentin Tarantino, best known for movies filled with gratuitous violence and pop-culture references (Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Inglorious Basterds, and many others) is workshopping his own idea for a Trek film, alongside longtime series producer JJ Abrams. The exception to this rule was Fox's Deadpool, but that film started out with modest ambitions before it caught on and became the biggest R rated film ever.
There's no word yet on whether Tarantino's version of Trek would feature Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto - they're contracted for a Star Trek Beyond sequel- or a totally different crew.
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Also according to the report, Tarantino has asked for an R-rating for this potential project, which is not surprising given his filmography is nearly entirely R-rated films. If he's selected, he will overtake Justin Lin who directed 2016's Star Trek Beyond. If the script is to Tarantino's liking, he'll direct this Star Trek movie. Phasers were set to stun, because nobody saw this coming; Tarantino isn't known for science-fiction, and he almost always works on his own original concepts, not established cinematic universes.
It will be interesting to see if this iteration gets made.
How the two men are involved in the upcoming film remains unclear, but Tarantino stipulated that he would only take on the project if Abrams and Paramount allowed for an R rating, according to Deadline. Knowing Tarantino, it should be violent but entertaining at the same time.