Two news items from this week’s news have collided. Earlier this week Sir Patrick Stewart said he generally skeptical, but still open to returning to the role of Captain Picard if the story idea was right. However, the news that Quentin Tarantino is cooking up a new Star Trek movie has got The Next Generation a lot more interested.
Stewart was interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter at the Dubai International Film Festival, where he was receiving an honorary award, where he made it clear he is ready for Quentin Trek:
…one of my dreams is to work with Tarantino. I admire his work so much, and to be in a Tarantino film would give me so much satisfaction. So, if he is going to direct something to do with Star Trek and there was the possibility of dear old Jean-Luc showing up again and doing that for Mr Tarantino, I would embrace it.
Stewart went on to gush about Tarantino as a director saying:
The one thing that characterizes all of his movies is that frame by frame, it always challenges, always demands your attention, always demands a very kind of open and generous response to what he does, I also love his sense of humor as a filmmaker. So yes, he would be my first choice.
At this time it is not known if Tarantino’s Star Trek movie would involve Picard, or any elements from The Next Generation.
If the Tarantino Trek project moves forward, it would not be the first time for Stewart to reprise a franchise role in an R-rated film. Earlier this year Stewart returned to the X-Men franchise one last time to play Charles Xavier in Logan, which was R-rated.
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