Quentin Tarantino famously announced in 2016 that he would retire from filmmaking after his tenth release. While the director’s Charles Manson-era project won’t arrive until August 2019, The Hollywood Reporter states that a Star Trek film could follow shortly thereafter.
The article states that Tarantino will use the time before his Charles Manson film begins production in the middle of next year to direct his own version of the popular sci-fi franchise.
Tarantino has apparently already shared his vision for the film, which would be made in tandem with J. J. Abrams. THR reports that the duo want to get a writers room together to develop the film for Paramount, with Tarantino directing.
The Pulp Fiction director is a self-confessed super fan of the original series, saying in a 2015 interview with The Nerdist: “The only thing that limited them was their ’60s budget and eight-day shooting schedule.You could take some of the classic Star Trek episodes and easily expand them to 90 minutes or more and really do some amazing, amazing stuff.”
If Tarantino does end up directing a Star Trek film, it would mark his tenth film which would presumably be his last.