The co-writer of the film “Star Trek” imagined by Quentin Tarantino has released some information on this crazy project which will never see the light of day in the cinema.
Tarantino’s Star Trek is revealed a little more! Screenwriter Mark L. Smith (The Revenant), who worked on the project hand-in-hand with the director of Reservoir Dogs, shared some elements of the film with the podcast. Bulletproof Screenwriting :
Kirk’s in, we’ve put him in. All the characters are there, those we know. (…) It would almost be an episode [standalone], a very cool episode. There is a bit of time travel, but also … well, it’s completely crazy.
The idea for this new Star Trek was to make a gangster movie like those who swarmed the screens in the 1930s, all taking inspiration from an episode of the original Star Trek series, without however revealing who.
The description of the project seems to be closer to the episode Part of the actions (S02E17), in which Kirk and the Enterprise land on a planet (Sigma Iotia II) living in the atmosphere of 1920s Chicago.
Why did Tarantino throw in the towel?
If the project will not be directed by Tarantino (by his own admission), it is because the filmmaker thinks of choosing another subject for his tenth and last directorial feature.
That said, the studio could still adapt this scenario by finding a replacement for the director of Kill Bill, but the project having a priori been thought to be “rated R”, Paramount could refuse to attempt the adventure with someone from other than Tarantino to oversee it. And the script ends up on a shelf. The future will tell.
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