Quentin Tarantino to direct Star Trek movie
Quentin Tarantino wants to direct the next 'Star Trek' movie.
The 'Pulp Fiction' director has reportedly shared his idea for the next Starship Enterprise adventure with J.J. Abrams, who is said to have agreed to produce the film if it works out.
According to Deadline, Tarantino is keen to take the helm of the 'Star Trek' franchise and has come up with a storyline for the next movie.
J.J. - who helmed the last two 'Star Trek' films for Paramount, but is now busy working on the 'Star Wars' franchise - has apparently agreed for Tarantino to meet with a team of writers to take his idea to the next level.
The 'Kill Bill' filmmaker tends to write and direct his own original ideas on the big screen, most recently taking on the Western genre with his last two films 'Django Unchained' and 'The Hateful Eight'.
He has worked with franchises on the small screen, directing episodes of 'CSI' and 'ER'.
Tarantino is currently prepping a movie about Charles Manson, which he had begun work on before the cult leader died in November this year.
Margot Robbie and Jennifer Lawrence are among the actresses he is said to have approached to play Sharon Tate - the pregnant wife of director Roman Polanski - who was stabbed to death by members of the Manson Family in August 1969.
Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt are all said to have been in discussions for two male lead roles.