Mark L. Smith on writing Quentin Tarantino’s Star Trek movie


Again in December of 2017 got here the fairly stunning information that Quentin Tarantino had pitched an R-rated Star Trek film to Paramount Footage and Dangerous Robotic, which he described as “Pulp Fiction in area.”

Quick ahead three years and it’s trying more and more unlikely that we’ll get to see Tarantino’s Trek, with Paramount nonetheless undecided as to methods to proceed with the massive display screen franchise and Tarantino stating earlier this 12 months that he doesn’t consider he’ll direct even when the studio did decide to maneuver forward with it.

Nonetheless, throughout an interview with SFX to advertise his new movie The Midnight Sky, screenwriter Mark L. Smith (The Revenant) provided some feedback on the challenge, and the enjoyable he had working with Tarantino on the script.


“I wrote a Star Trek with Tarantino, and that was a sci-fi script on which I might have enjoyable and lean into some greater, broader issues,” mentioned Smith. “Kirk is all the time simply so enjoyable. Tarantino and I had a lot enjoyable with him, as a result of Kirk is simply William Shatner, y’know? It’s like: you’re undecided who’s who, so you possibly can kinda lean into that. Since you watch Chris Pine and he’s enjoying Kirk, however he’s additionally enjoying William Shatner a contact.”

Earlier this 12 months, some particulars emerged on Tarantino’s plans for Kirk and firm, with experiences revealing that the story was impressed by ‘A Piece of the Motion’, an episode from the second season of The Authentic Collection the place the Enterprise crew discover themselves on the planet Sigma Iotia II, a distant world which has modelled itself on the mob setting of Twenties Chicago.

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