The evolving story of the next possible Star Trek feature film has a bit more information today, thanks to Zachary Quinto. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight Canada promoting his upcoming movie Aardvark, the Spock actor was asked what he knew about the script being written by Mark L. Smith, based on an idea from Quentin Tarantino.
At first Quinto said he didn’t know anything specific about that Tarantino-spawned script, but then he noted it wasn’t the only possible Star Trek script to consider, saying:
I think there are a couple of scripts. There was a script being written before Quentin Tarantino came up with this idea for a potential film. I think they are developing more than one. I don’t know what is going to happen. Quentin is off doing another movie. So, I feel like we are in a state of anticipation. All of us are really excited about the idea of working with Quentin on a Trek film, but I know Simon [Pegg] and Doug Jung, who wrote [Star Trek Beyond] are writing a script and there are another set of writers writing a script.
Quinto’s comment about multiple scripts echoes Simon Pegg’s recent comments, but adds a bit more detail. In addition to the Tarantino-based Mark L. Smith script, Quinto confirms there is another script in development by the Beyond writing team of Pegg and Jung. The actor also refers to a script by “another set of writers,” which may be referring back to the Tarantino-based project, or possibly a third script, likely from the team of J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, who were announced to be writing the follow-up to Beyond by Paramount in July 2016.
While Quinto admitted he didn’t know what was going to happen next with Star Trek, he also sounded optimistic about the future, telling ET Canada:
The good news is that hopefully it means we will be able to make more movies, because we love each other and love that experience and I would love to continue to tell those stories as well, in the midst of other stuff. We will see.
If Paramount did want a Star Trek film to fill an empty slot they have for the summer of 2020, they have until around the end of the year to pick a script, a director, and put together the financing to give Trek the greenlight.
You can watch the segment with Quinto talking to ET Canada below:
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