According to Deadline, if Tarantino's idea takes off, he may direct the film with Abrams on board as a producer. Tarantino is gearing up to direct a 1969 Mansion murder film and Abrams is preparing to direct Star Wars: Episode IX.
That room will hear the Tarantino idea, and the door it open for him to direct the movie if it all comes together. So, of course, the guy who thought gritty, gloomy Star Trek Into Darkness would work was going to be on board with whatever Tarantino's rumored idea is. Deadline reached out to Paramount who declined to comment, and there is still no word from Tarantino yet as to whether or not the report is true.
The current Star Trek film trilogy was concluded previous year with Star Trek Beyond.
Quentin Tarantino to direct the next 'Star Trek' movie?
During the promotional tour for Star Trek Beyond, it was reported that the fourth movie would feature a team up of Chris Pine's Captain Kirk and Chris Hemsworth's George Kirk, from the first reboot film.
Quentin Tarantino has had the kind of writing and filmmaking career that makes it impossible to predict what he might do next.
As for Tarantino's upcoming Manson film, Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt have all been approached for the two lead male roles in the movie. While Tarantino is considered to be one of America's greatest living directors, he's also known for making crass, adult-rated movies with an enthusiastic dose of gory violence and racial epithets. It recently snagged a release date of 19 August, 2019.
Those are three characteristics a future "Star Trek" movie needs to live up to the shows that inspired it. But did anyone expect that he might do a Star Trek movie?