Quentin Tarantino has revealed that he’ll be directing an eight episode mini-series next year.
Tarantino shared his news during his “Cinema Speculation” book tour in New York City [via World of Reel], and as this is the director’s first foray into a television series of his own, inquiring minds began wondering what Tarantino had up his sleeve.
Tom Segura of YMH Studios mentioned in a recent podcast [via World of Reel] that a Star Trek minseries is on the way that will “blow people away.” Not only that, Seguara went on to say that the miniseries has a big name director behind it. What isn’t clear is, if Tarantino is the director of this new series, whether he’ll be participating in the writing of this series which could be huge. As is well-known, the director won Academy Awards for Best Writing, Original Screenplay for Django Unchained in 2012 and Best Writing for a screenplay written directly for the screen for Pulp Fiction in 1994. He shared that award with Roger Avery.
Quentin Tarantino had a time travel idea for a Star Trek movie.
Before Star Trek 4 got put on indefinite hold, Tarantino had the idea for a time travel feature that would’ve been inspired by gangster films as well as the Star Trek: The Original Series season two episode, “A Piece of the Action.” The movie isn’t going to be made anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean the idea has died.
With a Star Trek mini-series coming up, and Tarantino headed to television, could the two possibly be meeting for a time travel adventure with the original Captain Kirk and his crew? Right now, this is speculation until we get confirmation from either Tarantino or Paramount, but if we do have a forthcoming mini-series with Tarantino at the helm, I’d be very surprised if he didn’t stick to his original idea for the movie.