Quentin Tarantino has been getting a lot of attention with Netflix turning The Hateful Eight into a miniseries, but a lot of people are curious of when we’re going to be getting his Star Trek movie. As it turns out, Tarantino still wants the film to happen, but he has to finish working on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
Talking to /Film, Tarantino explained about his Trek film pushing through:
“It’s a very big possibility. I haven’t been dealing with those guys for a while cause I’ve been making my movie. But we’ve talked about a story and a script. The script has been written and when I emerge my head like Punxsutawney Phil, post-Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, we’ll pick up talking about it again.”
It’s worth noting that the fourth Trek movie has currently been shelved, and interest in the project has only gotten renewed after Quentin Tarantino got his name attached to it. We don’t really know what he has in store yet, but some speculate that it will have something to do with time travel.
Speaking of time travel, it was rumored before Tarantino came aboard that Chris Hemsworth would be making a comeback as Kirk’s father George. It would make sense since Beyond was building heavily on Kirk living up to his father’s legacy. For now though, Hemsworth has said that he hasn’t heard from the project ever since Tarantino came along.
We don’t know when Tarantino’s Star Trek is going to happen, but hopefully we get an update later in the year when Once Upon a Time in Hollywood finally comes out.
Catch the film in theaters July 26.