There's been a whole lot of quiet surrounding Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek movie the past few months, but that doesn't mean that the director hasn't been doing anything. It turns out that the Pulp Fiction and Hateful Eight has been slowly developing his project, and now it seems like the first draft of the film has just been completed.
Speaking in an interview with Empire Magazine, Tarantino reveals that Star Trek 4 screenwriter Mark L. Smith has just completed his first draft for the project. Now, all the director has to do is make notes regarding the material.
"There's a script that exists for it now, I need to weigh in on it, but haven't been able to do that yet," the filmmaker confirmed during his interview with the entertainment news outlet.
According to older reports, Tarantino was the first to pitch the idea of a Star Trek 4 movie to film producer J.J. Abrams ( the director of Star Trek 2009 and Star Trek: Into Darkness). Falling in love with the pitch, Abrams decided to bring it to Paramount. The studio then sent the pitch to one of its writers rooms for development, tasking Smith to work on a script for the film.
Now, it seems like Tarantino has a first draft, though it might take him some time to completely work on the script. The director has been busy promoting his latest film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The film just recently had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2019. Hopefully, Tarantino will have time to work on Star Trek 4's script soon.