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Karl Urban spills some details on Tarantino’s Star Trek idea… and it IS a Kelvin timeline story

September 18th, 2018 by Marc Comments

So, last December there was a lot of rumours floating around that the legendary Quentin Tarantino wanted to make an r-rated Star Trek movie (here).

And now, today we have some news on what it is and what Trek universe it will be set in thanks to the new Bones, Kirl Urban.

Quentin Tarantino went in to JJ [Abrams]’s offices and pitched him an idea for a Star Trek movie. I know a little bit about what that is, and it’s bananas. So, they are writing that as well. He is currently making a film with Brad Pitt and and [Leonardo] DiCaprio [Once Upon a Time in Hollywood]. So, it is going to be a year away from finishing that. So, it would be really rad to get to make a film with him. That would be a dream come true, he is definitely an auteur. Whether you like his films or not, he is a good filmmaker. And he makes interesting stuff. So, to me, that is when you get the best results.

So far, so good… but is it a Next Generation movie? Original series? Something… else?

“I was personally delighted he was not only a Star Trek fan, but also interested in working with our cast. It’s not only a new story, but he is just one of those filmmakers that has a very unique and specific vision. And he totally utilizes the camera to tell the story. I think he would make a great Star Trek movie, I really do,” Urban says.

“I think that Tarantino would be able to do something quite unique. So, fingers crossed that will happen. It is in the hands of Paramount. If we don’t get to make [Star Trek 4] next year with Chris Hemsworth, then that’s ok, let’s make a really good Quentin Tarantino Star Trek movie. You will have to wait longer, but it will be well worth it.”

So, it will – if it happens – be set in the Kelvin universe – the one that JJ Abrams’ three movies take place in? An, the part about Star Trek 4 being in doubt is in reference to the fact that Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth have both left the project (here)

But, what would an r-rated Trek movie be? Do we NEED an r-rated Trek? Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to see a Tarantino Trek but I don’t want an obscenity-laced, gory Trek: the start of Wrath of Kahn is about as hardcore as I like my Trek, but Urban has an idea what this version would be: “You shouldn’t worry that it is going to be full of obscenity and stuff. He wants an R-rating to really make those beats of consequence land. If it’s not PG, if someone gets sucked out into space, which we have all seen before, we might see them get disemboweled first…It allows some some breadth…gives him some leeway to do that,” he says.

“To me, that was always one of the things I loved about what DeForest Kelley did. He would actually capture the horror of space. That look in his eyes of sheer terror always struck me when I was a kid.”

Soooooo… Event Horizon meets Star Trek? Em, ok.


So there you have it, Tarantino’s take on Star Trek could end up being Star Trek 4.

Let us know your thoughts, gang.

Source: Trekmovie

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….