Simon Pegg, who co-wrote Star Trek Beyond as well as starring in it as Scotty, has weighed in on the swirling rumours concerning Quentin Tarantino writing a Star Trek script.
Many assumed that Tarantino has written an R-rated Star Trek script that will send the J.J. Abrams reboot universe in a bold new direction. However, that doesn’t quite match Pegg’s understanding of what’s going on.
Speaking to Hey U Guys at the Empire Awards, Pegg offered this version of events:
“I don’t think [Quentin Tarantino has] written an R rated Star Trek script. I think what happened is he went to J.J. [Abrams] with an idea that he’s had for a while. I remember he told us about it a long time ago. I think he told me and Edgar [Wright] about it a long time ago. He just put it to J.J. and I think J.J.’s just considering putting it into a writing room. We got an email just saying “Guess what? Guess who came into the office the other day?” So I don’t know much about it other than it’s in the mix, so we’ll see.”
Certainly, Pegg makes it sound like Tarantino has an idea rather than a script. It still sounds like Abrams is leading the franchise, and it will be up to him whether to give Tarantino’s idea to a writers room to develop.
We’ll keep you posted as we hear more.