Tarantino Shares His Star Trek Idea with J.J. Abrams; Writer's Room Forming

This may be the strangest yet exciting thing I'll write about all week. Oscar-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino is apparently working on an original Star Trek idea.

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28, 2017: Quentin Tarantino attends the 'Reservoir Dogs' 25th Anniversary Screening during 2017 Tribeca Film Festival at The Beacon Theatre
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No, really — the report from Deadline says that Tarantino spoke with J.J. Abrams and Paramount (the studio that holds the film rights for the franchise currently; TV rights are still with CBS). Deadline claims they have an inside source who say Quentin's idea was so well received that there has been a writer's room assembled for it.

Abrams, of course, is a little busy currently, as he's hip-deep in director prep for Star Wars: IX.

No word from Paramount, Tarantino, or Abrams at this point on the validity of the report, but wouldn't that be something? Just when Star Trek fans were getting used to a causal cursing in CBS All Access's Star Trek: Discovery, here comes Tarantino with a trunk full of new obscene phrases.

I'm giddy just thinking about what a conversation in the transporter room would sound like.

Quentin also a little busy, as he's finishing his 9th feature film about the Manson Family for Sony.  Tarantino made the decision to pull the yet untitled film from the Weinstein Company after all that hullabaloo, and found a home for the flick with Sony. The film is due out on August 9th, 2019 which just happens to be the birthday of actress Sharon Tate, who was a victim of the late Charles Manson. Manson died just last month.

We'll keep you appraised as more information becomes available.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

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