Karl Urban: Studio would be “insane” not to make Tarantino’s Star Trek

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In a new interview, Karl Urban discusses how he thinks it would be “insane” if Quentin Tarantino’s Star Trek project didn’t get made.

It seemed that in the days leading up to San Diego Comic-Con and Star Trek Las Vegas that there was an almost constant stream of news about Quentin Tarantino and his long-gestating Star Trek project.

Then during those few weeks, things died down as the focus shifted to news about Star Trek: Picard, the third season of Star Trek: Discovery and the huge number of other Trek projects currently on the drawing board at CBS.

But with both conventions now over, it appears that the circle is now complete and news about what fans may see in a Tarantino Star Trek film has returned to the forefront.

The latest bit of information comes from Karl Urban, who portrayed Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy in the three Kelvin Universe Star Trek movies. The actor is currently making the rounds promoting his new streaming series The Boys and of course, questions about Tarantino and Star Trek are inevitably going to come up.

While speaking to the Huffington Post Urban explained just how much he knows about plot of the movie, which he previously described as “bananas.”

"“This is a project that I have no information about, really. I haven’t read a script for it, but I understand the basic concept of it.”"

However, while he may not know any particulars about the script, that didn’t stop him from making his opinion known about what he thinks Paramount Studios should do.

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"“I think Quentin Tarantino doing that film would be phenomenal. He is definitely one of the most exciting filmmakers that’s currently working and if he has an interest in making a ‘Star Trek’ film, I think the studio would be insane not to let him do that.”"

Urban also made it very clear he would jump at the chance to appear in the film.

"“Obviously, I’d very much relish the opportunity to be a part of it if it came to be.”"

At this point very little is known about Tarantino’s Star Trek. Who might appear in it or even where in the Trek Timeline it would take place are all still mysteries. However, that hasn’t stopped just about everyone who has appeared in a Star Trek television series or movie from saying they would love to appear in the film.

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A Tarantino Star Trek movie has a real chance to be something very special. Here’s hoping Paramount doesn’t do something stupid and screw it up. And keep it here on Redshirts Always Die for more information about the project as it becomes available.