Simon Pegg, who has played Scotty in Star Trek ever since the 2009 relaunch movie, has chatted about the two Trek films that are currently in development: he has a lot of praise for S.J. Clarkson of Star Trek 4, but thinks it could take a few years for Quentin Tarantino to get his idea made.
On the topic of S.J. Clarkson, who directed episodes of Jessica Jones and The Defenders before signing up to helm Star Trek 4, Pegg said this to the Edmonton Journal:
“I’ve met with S.J. and she’s fizzing with ideas and she has the right attitude…She’s reverent, but she’s not slavish. In terms of the story, I have a vague knowledge, but it’s nothing I can talk about.”
Pegg seemed similarly enthusiastic when Nerdist asked him about Clarkson, saying this about the director:
“I met S.J. [Clarkson] in London recently, and she is just great. She is a real ball of ideas and so into it. We just had lunch and had a chat. Having co-written [Star Trek] Beyond and been part of the growth of the characters to a point, we were going to talk anyway, but I just wanted to meet her and say “Hi.” As soon as I talked to her for half an hour I knew this is going to be great. She is super, super into it, and very smart.”
As for Quentin Tarantino, the legendary Pulp Fiction director who has a separate Trek film in development, Pegg said this to the Edmonton Journal:
“[Tarantino] came in to Bad Robot and pitched it and it’s been put in the bank. I think he had us in mind when he came up with the idea; he likes the new cast… As far as I know, it is the same cast […] I can’t see him doing it for five or six years, by which time we might be too old anyway.”
And Pegg said this about Tarantino to Nerdist:
“I imagine it would be a passionate and very faithful take. Quentin is a big Star Trek fan. I think people thought “Oh, he’ll just come in and dismantle it.” He will do something extraordinary with it. I am absolutely certain of that. If that happens, that would be great.”
Neither Star Trek 4 or Tarantino’s Trek film has been given an official release date as of yet, but we’ll keep you posted as they develop.