Sources told Deadline that the Pulp Fiction director "has come up with a great idea for a Star Trek movie at Paramount" and, after sharing this idea with JJ Abrams, the pair will put together a writers room who will listen to Tarantino's thoughts and sculpt a movie around them.
Meanwhile, Variety reported that the two filmmakers have already begun work on setting up a writers' room to produce a script for the as-yet-untitled project.
Tarantino himself, meanwhile, is gearing up to direct his ninth film, an ensemble period drama set in Los Angeles that Sony will handle. But according to reports coming out of Hollywood, it's possible the film could be helmed by the last director Trekkies would expect.
But clearly, adding Tarantino's cache to the Trek franchise would be a major coup for Paramount.
At this point, it's unclear whether this means Paramount has abandoned its ambitions for Star Trek 4, which would have seen Chris Hemsworth reprising his role as Captain Kirk's father George Kirk. And he's shared that idea with fellow director J.J. Abrams (currently working on "Star Wars: Episode IX").
"You could take some of the classic "Star Trek" episodes and easily expand them to 90 minutes or more and really do some incredible, fantastic stuff", he said. You could take some of the great classic Star Trek episodes and just easily expand them to 90 minutes or more and really do some incredible, fantastic stuff.
He is best known for work on his original film projects. A Star Trek film would be his first foray into taking the reins of a pre-existing film franchise, although he has done so before on television with episodes of ER and CSI.