As noted in our earlier report, actor Karl Urban is doing press this week to promote his new movie Bent and he has been taking some Star Trek questions. The actor admitted to Yahoo Movies that he is in the dark about what’s going on with next Trek movie, but weighed in on the news that there is a project in development based on a story pitch from Quentin Tarantino:
“I know nothing more than you guys do! My personal belief is that he’s probably the exact kind of energy the franchise needs.”
Of course, Tarantino is best known for adult-themed films and it has been reported the Star Trek film he has pitched would be R-rated. Urban told Yahoo that he is open to new ideas for Star Trek:
“It’s just important to remain open to whatever the story is, and whatever collaboration may evolve. Whether that’s going to mean swearing, more graphic violence or sex, I don’t know. It’ll be interesting to see.”
Karl Urban hasn’t seen Discovery (yet)
And when speaking to ScreenRant, Urban – who is a self-avowed Trek fan – said he plans to watch Star Trek: Discovery:
“No, not yet, but I’m really looking forward to checking it out. I hear great things about it and, you know, by all accounts I think there are elements of it from my understanding that give Star Trek a fresh perspective and I think that’s something that producers and makers of Star Trek movies should strive to achieve.”
When asked if he would consider appearing in the show, the actor mostly demurred.
“I don’t know. I haven’t thought about it to tell you the truth. And ultimately it would depend on the context and the material.”
See Urban in Bent
Karl Urban can be seen in the new crime thriller Bent, where he plays a discredited narcotics detective seeking revenge on the man who framed him. He stars along with Sofia Vergara and Andy Garcia. Bent was released this weekend in select theaters and on demand. Check out the trailer below.
Keep up with all the news regarding the next Star Trek film here at TrekMovie.