Quentin Tarantino Says His Star Trek Film Would Actually Be 'Pulp Fiction' In Space
The star-stuffed Once Upon A Time In... Hollywood opens in the next few weeks in America, but Quentin Tarantino is still being pressed on the Star Trek film he's been circling around for a few years.
His involvement in the next episode of JJ Abrams' rebooted Trek is still up in the air, but he's definitely up for it right now.
"I don’t know if I’ll do it or not," Tarantino told Deadline. "I’ve got to figure it out, but Mark [L Smith, who also wrote The Revenant] wrote a really cool script. I like it a lot. There’s some things I need to work on but I really, really liked it."
Tarantino went on to say that despite what certain former Spaced, Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz actors had been saying - naming no names - his Star Trek film would in fact be pitched roughly around the idea of Pulp Fiction in space.
"I get annoyed at Simon Pegg," he said. "He doesn’t know anything about what's going on and he keeps making all these comments as if he knows about stuff. One of the comments he said, he’s like 'Well, look, it's not going to be Pulp Fiction in space.' Yes, it is! If I do it, that’s exactly what it’ll be. It'll be Pulp Fiction in space.
"That Pulp Fiction-y aspect, when I read the script, I felt, I have never read a science fiction movie that has this shit in it, ever. There’s no science fiction movie that has this in it. And they said, I know, that’s why we want to make it. It's, at the very least, unique in that regard."
Tarantino gave yet more insight into the mooted Trek film, adding that "there is a gangster element to what we’re doing with the Star Trek thing that works out pretty good."
This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.uk. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.