The persistent rumor that legendary director Quentin Tarantino would be directing a Star Trek movie is something that sounds too good to be true, and sadly that is looking more and more likely to be the case. The idea of Tarantino helming a story set in the Star Trek universe is so crazy that it would probably end up working incredibly well. Who would not want to see the lightning-quick dialogue of a Tarantino script spill out from the mouths of a group of Klingons? Unfortunately, whilst discussing his newest movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Tarantino confirmed that he probably won't ever boldly go where no man has gone before.
"I think they might make that movie, but I just don't think I'm going to direct it. It's a good idea. They should definitely do it and I'll be happy to come in and give them some notes on the first rough cut. It was just so nice to make a movie about the industry, and have the industry embrace it. At different Academy events, there has been a whole lot of old timers there who were around then and really liked the movie. Richard Rush thought we had captured the period well. Actors like Monte Markham, Sharon Farrell, Rita Moreno and all these people who dug the movie and knew the people involved and sometimes had affairs with some of the people involved with the people who were involved with the people who were on screen."
Well, tickle us disappointed. Though it does at least sound like Tarantino is more than willing to have some involvement should his Star Trek idea ever come to fruition. It was at the end of 2017 that curious rumors began circulating that Tarantino might direct a Star Trek movie, and over the last few years these rumors have simultaneously been quashed and exaggerated. Call us hopeful, but at least the director does not completely kill the idea that we might eventually see some semblance of a Tarantino-inspired Star Trek story. Some time ago, Paramount did assemble a writers room to workshop Tarantino's Star Trek idea, even hiring The Revenant's Mark L. Smith to write a screenplay, so the foundations for the movie are out there somewhere.
For now, Tarantino fans will just have to enjoy the fact that the directors latest movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood has racked up an impressive 10 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for the man himself, as well as the movie also netting nominations for both Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt.
The Tarantino Star Trek movie also seemed like a long shot, especially when the director has said his next movie may well be his last, but one can't help but be a little disappointed, regardless. This news comes to us from https://deadline.com/2020/01/quentin-tarantino-oscar-nominations-once-upon-a-time-in-hollywood-star-trek-bounty-law-tv-series-1202829629/|Deadline.
Before the Marvel Cinematic Universe was even a thing — heck, before X-Men and Spider-Man kicked off the current age of superhero blockbusters — Quentin Tarantino had his heart set on making a Luke Cage film. Though it never happened, the director revealed on a podcast that he had grand plans for one of his favorite comic book heroes and even had a specific actor in mind for the titular role.
The prolific writer/director appeared on Amy Schumer’s podcast via The Guardian and explained that he wanted to make a Luke Cage movie between his directorial debut Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction. He also explained how that choice caused him to abandon the project after his friends constantly badgered him to choose a different lead.
“Growing up I was a big comic-book collector, and my two favourite [comic books] were Luke Cage: Hero for Hire, later Luke Cage: Power Man, and Shang-Chi: Master of Kung Fu.
“What dissuaded me … was my comic-geek friends talked me out of it,” Tarantino went on. “Because I had an idea that Larry Fishburne would’ve been the perfect guy to play Luke Cage. But all my friends were like, ‘It’s got to be Wesley Snipes.’ And I go, ‘Look, I like Wesley Snipes, but Larry Fishburne is practically Marlon Brando. I think Fish is the man.’ And they’re like, ‘Yeah, but he’d have to get in shape in a big way. Snipes is that way already!’ And I go, ‘F*ck that! That’s not that important! F*ck you, you ruined the whole damn thing!’”
In defense of Tarantino’s friends, Wesley Snipes would later land the role of Marvel’s Blade, which arguably set the stage for the onslaught of superhero films to come, so their judgment wasn’t too far off. Lawrence Fishburne did “get in shape in a big way,” however, and thoroughly proved his action star chops as Morpheus in The Matrix, so the Pulp Fiction director was definitely onto something.
Not to mention, he would’ve delivered a Luke Cage movie that featured the same knack for the Blaxpoitation genre that he showcased in both Jackie Brown and Django Unchained. But if you’re hoping Tarantino might still have a Marvel movie in him, don’t hold your breath. He’s still adamant that his next film will be his last, and it’s probably not going to be for the MCU.
Via The Guardian
Content! It’s all about content! And if you’re already running out of things to watch at home, CBS All Access is here to help. The streaming subscription service was already offering up a free trial for 30 days, but since it looks like we’re going to be social distancing for at least another month, they’ve extended the trial period for another 30 days. That means you can get a 60-day CBS All Access free trial right now, giving you plenty of time to binge The Twilight Zone reboot and more.
Mashable called our attention to the 60-day CBS All Access free trial. All you have to do is head over to the streaming service’s website, and when you go to checkout, use the promo code GIFT and sign up for a one-month free trial. Once your account is created, then go into your account settings and in the “Subscription & Billing” area you can put in the ENJOY promo code to add another free month.
With two months of CBS All Access, you’ll have plenty of time to stream as much Star Trek as you please. They have everything from Star Trek: The Animated Series to Star Trek: The Next Generation. Plus, you’ll find the CBS All Access exclusives Star Trek Discovery and Star Trek: Picard available there too. If you’re wondering where the original Star Trek series from 1966 is streaming, you’ll have to head to Hulu or Amazon Prime.
That’s not all the sci-fi offerings CBS All Access has. You can also find both the original iteration of The Twilight Zone and the reboot of the anthology series from executive producer Jordan Peele. Our review painted a complimentary portrait of the modern spin on the classic series, so now’s the time to check it out.
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