Quentin Tarantino's Star Wars movie might not have a release date just yet, but Star Trek actor Simon Pegg thinks the cult director's take on the science fiction franchise might just be five or six years away from finally turning up on the big screen.
Speaking with the Edmonton Journal while working on the promotional rounds for Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Pegg, who plays Star Trek's Montgomery Scott, decided to open up about Star Trek 4. During the interview, the actor also decided to give a few thoughts about Tarantino's upcoming Star Trek movie, saying that while the director might have had the new cast in mind when he pitched the idea, Tarantino might end up working on the film five or six years from now.
"I've met with S.J. [Clarkson] and she's fizzing with ideas and she has the right attitude. She's reverent but she's not slavish. In terms of the story, I have a vague knowledge but it's nothing I can talk about... Quentin's idea is another thing. He came into Bad Robot and pitched it and it's been put in the bank. I think he had us in mind when he came up with the idea; he likes the new cast. But he's going to be so busy with Once Upon a Time in Hollywood that I can't see him doing it for five or six years, by which time we might be too old anyway."
Pegg seems a little bit hesitant about Tarantino's idea for a Star Trek film, though it seems like the director really has the new cast in mind for his movie. Knowing the cult director's track record and the film's that he's previously made, fans have also expressed concern about Tarantino directing a Star Trek movie. Sure, cinephiles might love Tarantino's style, but Star Trek fans are worried that it might not suit the franchise.
Star Trek 4 doesn't have a release date but we'll update everyone as soon as we get word.