I am a HUGE Quentin Tarantino fan. Reservoir Dogs is still one of my favorite films in its simplicity and execution. Pulp Fiction was one of the first “ending is beginning is ending” films that I adore. Honestly, I can sing praises of all of his films. Oh! And Kill Bill? I mean… my goodness. Epic. With that being said, it seems that the possibility of a Tarantino directed Star Trek film is becoming more and more likely with the project currently in the EXTREMELY early days of development. Should this project manifest, it seems that a franchise icon is willing to partake in the fun.
Earlier this week, William Shatner was asked if he would be interested in appearing in Tarantino’s Star Trek film. As Shatner, who played Star Trek: The Original Series’ Captain Kirk, explained, he’d be more than willing to, depending on the quality of the script.
“Depends on the script but if it was good then absolutely. Why not?” Shatner tweeted.
While there is still a lot that is still unknown about the R-rated Star Trek project, Shatner’s involvement would be EPIC.
“I’m definitely a fan of the original series.” Tarantino said during a podcast appearance back in 2015, “in particular a fan of William Shatner’s. That’s my key into the series… William Shatner.”
If Shatner were to join the Tarantino-led Star Trek film… I think you would hear a loud cry of happiness throughout all of fandom. Make it happen, Quentin. Pretty please? With sugar on top?
Another actor, and Star Trek alum as well, that would like to lend his acting chops to the film is John Cho, who played Sulu in the recent reboot films.
“I hope [I could be involved].” Cho said during a recent interview. “I think he’s brilliant. I would like to do some Quentin Tarantino dialogue as Sulu.”