Simon Pegg, who co-wrote Star Trek Beyond and stars as Scotty in the current big screen Trek franchise, has commented again on the Quentin Tarantino Star Trek project that is currently being developed by Paramount.
Previously, Pegg revealed that, although a Trek idea that originated with Tarantino is being considered by Paramount, he doesn’t expect it to be an R-rated festival of blood and bad words, like Tarantino’s other films.
Now, Pegg has cast doubt on the possibility that Tarantino will direct this project, if it does come to fruition. In a new interview, Pegg said this on the topic of Star Trek 4 and Tarantino’s involvement in it:
“I don’t think Quentin is going to direct it. Because he’s got in his California movie [Once Upon A Time In Hollywood] to do and then I think only doing one more film after that. And I doubt, I don’t think he could get around to directing a Star Trek in two-three years.”
Pegg talks a lot of sense. Tarantino may have had an idea for Star Trek 4, but that doesn’t mean he will necessarily direct the eventual movie. He didn’t actually write the script, either: after Tarantino presented his idea to Paramount, the studio tasked The Revenant’s Mark L. Smith with fleshing it out into a full screenplay.
Tarantino may have contributed an idea to Star Trek 4, but he may not be the main writer or the eventual director of the film.