Quentin Tarantino, JJ Abrams are teaming up for a 'Star Trek' movie

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Back in September, during preparation for his upcoming Manson Family film #9, Quentin Tarantino revealed that he had an idea for a Star Trek movie, and that it "would be worth having a meeting about". According to a report from Deadline, Tarantino's pitch will be fast-tracked to a writers' room. The director's films tend to not only perform commercially, his latest three films all took in multiple Oscar nominations and Tarantino won for the Django Unchained screenplay.

But clearly, adding Tarantino's cache to the Trek franchise would be a major coup for Paramount.

"You could take some of the classic "Star Trek" episodes and easily expand them to 90 minutes or more and really do some wonderful, amazing stuff", he said.

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Abrams, who is now working on "Star Wars: Episode IX", directed the 2009 reboot "Star Trek" and the 2013 sequel "Star Trek Into Darkness". Not so much? Do you think the entire cast of Abrams' rebooted Star Trek franchise will be coming aboard for this, or do you think Tarantino would recast from the ground up and make this a one-off thing? You could take some of the great classic Star Trek episodes and just easily expand them to 90 minutes or more and really do some wonderful, awesome stuff.

Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino is known for his love of genre movies, and now it looks like a Star Trek film may be in his future. Moving beyond this stage would require a great deal of work before Paramount would consider greenlighting the project.

It's not Tarantino's first time taking on the reins of an existing franchise as he has previously directed episodes of CSI and ER, and has expressed interest in taking on a James Bond movie.

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