Quentin Tarantino has come up with an original idea for a “Star Trek” movie, which producer J.J. Abrams is taking seriously and assembling a writer’s room for it, an individual with knowledge of the situation tells TheWrap.
Paramount is putting together a room full of screenwriters and they will hear Tarantino’s take and shape his “Star Trek” idea into a movie. If it pans out, Tarantino might direct the film, with Abrams producing.
Last month, Sony Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to finance and distribute the next feature from “Pulp Fiction” filmmaker.
Tarantino’s next project is an untitled film is set in Los Angeles in the 1960s and ’70s and is believed to involve the actress and model Sharon Tate, who was murdered by members of Charles Manson’s notorious “family” in 1969. The Manson Family movie will be released on Aug.9, 2019 — the 50th anniversary of Tate’s death.
No cast has been announced for the project, which will be the first for Tarantino without his longtime producer-distributor Harvey Weinstein.
Sony studio boss Tom Rothman, working with marketing and distribution president Josh Greenstein, beat out virtually every major studio (save Disney) for rights to the film, the ninth feature by the acclaimed director and his first since the 2015 Western “The Hateful Eight.”
Deadline first reported the news of Tarantino’s involvement with “Star Trek.”