Look, the news is hardly ever “normal” anymore. If we all got a CNN alert in the middle of the night that militarized guppies had taken over the southern tip of Florida, it probably wouldn’t even warrant sitting up in bed. That said, hearing that Quentin Tarantino has reportedly successfully pitched a new Star Trek movie that J.J. Abrams might produce is still a record-skip, halt-the-dancefloor moment. And yet, here we are, with Deadline reporting that the two are assembling a writers’ room to work out a script for Tarantino’s brainchild, proving once again that like a teen goth, 2017 will never stop looking for new ways to shock.
But give it a little bit of thought, and the collaboration might turn out to be a stellar idea. Tarantino knows from nerd, and he likes to make things from the 1960s cool all over again. Win-win. Details of his pitch or what his Trek story might be are still under wraps, but if Paramount is really going to go all-in on a QT ST there