Quentin Tarantino has already tackled the Wild West and Nazi Germany, but now his sights are set on the final frontier.
The Oscar-winning filmmaker has teamed up with fellow Stern Show guest J.J. Abrams in the hopes of making a new “Star Trek” film for Paramount, according to multiple reports. The two are currently discussing story ideas as well as looking to assemble a writers room.
Tarantino, who's looking to direct the project, reportedly brought his vision for a new "Star Trek" film to Abrams, the producer and director responsible for successfully rebooting the franchise in 2009 with "Star Trek," starring Chris Pine as Captain Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Spock.
Tarantino, who is also currently working on a Charles Manson-themed film due out in 2019, last joined the Stern Show in 2015 ahead of his gritty Western “The Hateful Eight.” He and Howard discussed a variety of topics during the visit, from police protests and script leaks to why Quentin still uses VHS tapes. Check out more of their conversation here.
J.J., meanwhile, is currently directing an epic space story of a different kind in “Star Wars: Episode IX,” due out next year. When the filmmaker returned to the Stern Show in 2015 he explained why he transitioned from one star-set blockbuster franchise to the other. Watch a clip of his conversation with Howard (below).