While the Star Trek franchise’s television side has been going strong lately with shows like Discovery and Picard, it has been nearly four and a half years since the last Star Trek film came out.
As things stand now, it is unclear how the Star Trek movie series will move forward, whether it is continuing to follow along with the U.S.S. Enterprise crew in the Kevin timeline or meet a completely brand-new group of characters.
One of the ways the former could happen is through the film envisioned by Quentin Tarantino and also The Revenant screenwriter Mark L. Smith, and Chris Pine, the man who’s been playing James T. Kirk since Star Trek, sounds like he would be game for that project.
Chris Pine is currently making the press/media rounds to promote his latest film, Wonder Woman 1984. While speaking with Comicbook.com, he was asked if he’d had any conversations with Quentin Tarantino about his Star Trek movie that’s in consideration over at Paramount Pictures.
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Pine responded with the following: You know, I have not read a script. I, in terms of the Star Trek of it all, I wish I knew anything. I am quite literally one of the last people ever to find out.
So, I have not read that script, and I do not know where it is in development, I have not read the Noah Hawley script, I have no idea what’s happening in Star Trek land. But I love the character, and I love the universe, and I love my friends in it, and you know, to have a Quentin take on it would be tremendously exciting and entertaining.
You know, whatever happens, if I come back or not, it is a great universe, it deserves to have a great future, and I hope that is the case.
So while Chris Pine still is not entirely sure if he will be stepping back into Captain Kirk’s shoes for the fourth time, the prospect of starring in a Star Trek film that comes from Quentin Tarantino’s mind sounds appealing to him.
Tarantino confirmed back in the month of July 2019 that his Star Trek movie would follow the main characters from the Kelvin-era film, with the story taking place in a 1920s/’30s gangster setting.
Most recently, Mark L. Smith said that he and Tarantino had fun specifically writing Kirk.