While promoting tonight’s premiere of his In Search Of reboot, Star Trek star Zachary Quinto again talked about upcoming Star Trek movie projects.
Excited for R-rated Tarantino Trek
Talking to USA Today, Quinto was asked what he knew about the two Star Trek films in development, and specifically about the one pitched by, and potentially directed by, Quentin Tarantino. The actor again indicated that he would be involved in the Tarantino project and seems to have confirmed reports that it would be R-rated, saying:
We’re waiting on specifics. I’m thrilled that we might have the opportunity to work with him and see what he would do with us in this universe. It’s going to be an R-rated version of “Star Trek,” which would be the first (in) the movies, and that’s exciting. I’ve been a fan of his for years, and I’m really inspired by his originality. Take that originality and mix it with this world full of incredible ideology and colorful characters, and the result could be pretty thrilling.
Tarantino Trek might be Quinto’s last time as Spock
When asked by USA Today how long he sees himself playing the role of Spock, the actor implied he may retire his ears after his fifth film, saying:
I don’t know. I’m really honored to be carrying the mantle of this character, so as long as we’re having fun and the stories feel interesting, I’m open to it. If we make a fourth one and then we do a film with Quentin, that feels like an incredibly complete experience.
Simon Pegg meets with Star Trek 4 director
The more imminent of the two Trek projects is Star Trek 4, the follow-up to Star Trek Beyond. The film does not yet have a release date, but it picked up director S.J. Clarkson in April and more recently was reported to be already starting the process of casting some new roles.
Recently Quinto revealed he has already met with Clarkson about the project and last week the director was spotted in London with Scotty actor Simon Pegg, together at the UK premiere of Mission: Impossible – Fallout. The tweet from Pegg’s official Twitter account included the message “talking about the future…” with the inclusion of a Vulcan salute emoji to emphasize the Trek point.
— Pegg News (@simonpegg) July 14, 2018
Quinto’s In Search Of premieres tonight
The History channel has rebooted the paranormal investigation series In Search Of, which is hosted by Zachary Quinto, again stepping into the shoes of the late Leonard Nimoy. The new show premieres tonight, July 20th, at 10 pm. For more, visit the official site and check out the preview below.
Keep up with all news on both Star Trek 4 and the Tarantino Trek project at TrekMovie’s upcoming films category.