Deadline also reports that the plan is to assemble a writers room at Paramount to expand on Tarantino's idea.
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"The only thing that limited them was their '60s budget and eight-day shooting schedule", Tarantino said in a 2015 Nerdist interview.
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But clearly, adding Tarantino's cache to the Trek franchise would be a major coup for Paramount.
Abrams, who is now working on "Star Wars: Episode IX", directed the 2009 reboot "Star Trek" and the 2013 sequel "Star Trek Into Darkness". "You could take some of the classic Star Trek episodes and easily expand them to 90 minutes or more and really do some unbelievable, wonderful stuff". The director has worked with other creators' IPs before (Jackie Brown comes from the great Elmore Leonard, for instance), but a Trek film would represent the first time he dabbled in an established major movie franchise. Although a fourth installment of the Star Trek film reboot would more than likely be set in the Kelvin universe, original series or even TNG stories could act as inspiration for a script.
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Tarantino already has a Charles Manson-ish movie in progress for 2019, while Abrams recently agreed to come back to the Star Wars franchise with Episode IX. This means that the next Star Trek film might require a new source of funding before it could be greenlit. However, he has served as a for-hire director in television before, helming episodes of both ER and CSI.