The bottom line is this: Mr. Tarantino apparently went to J. J. Abrams with a Star Trek movie pitch/idea, the idea was met positively, and as the article’s headline notes, writers are being hired to create a script based on Mr. Tarantino’s ideas.
As someone else might say…
I’m not a huge Tarantino fan but the man, let’s face it, is a talent and can create some great -if often foul mouthed and violent- stuff.
It would seem a man like him is not the person you’d want doing Star Trek but, frankly, I find the concept (here we go again) fascinating.
Frankly, I don’t think this will come to fruition. I’m not trying to be pessimistic, its only that Mr. Tarantino is currently (I imagine) getting things together for his latest film involving the Manson killings of the late 1960’s (the actual plot of the movie is unknown other than it is set in/around that time) and that movie is scheduled to be released in 2019. With that in mind, I can’t help but think if he does go from that to Star Trek, it’ll be a while -if ever!- before we see it.
Still, I’d be lying if I said I wouldn’t love to see a Star Trek film with Mr. Tarantino behind it, if only for curiosity’s sake.
The one movie that everyone seems to be confused/incredulous because it is included on the list is the Paul W. S. Anderson directed The Three Musketeers. The movie didn’t exactly burn up the box office and star Milla Jovovich made some very pointed comments, if memory serves, on how little the studio was doing to promote the film.
I never saw it, but I would be lying if I said the commercials weren’t intriguing. Granted, the movie looked like a very –very– loose adaptation of the famous novel, but that didn’t bother me all that much. The reviews, on the other hand, did: The were quite negative.
In the end, the film received a very unimpressive 25% approval rating from the critics and very average 47% approval rating from audiences on Rottentomatoes.com.
Then again, that’s the way opinion goes. A few days ago I noted how little I wound up liking Hanna (if you are curious, you can read about that here), yet that film made it to many people’s “best of 2011” list and almost made it to Mr. Tarantino’s.
Ah well, that’s what differing opinions are all about.