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Patrick Stewart would return to Star Trek for Tarantino's film

12.08.2017

Very recently Patrick Stewart said he can’t imagine a world where he would return to the world of STAR TREK as Jean-Luc Picard. Though tragic as that may be, perhaps his work on LOGAN gave him a hankering to drop f-bombs all the time because he has now come out and said that he would “embrace” the opportunity to leap back into space if the TREK movie from Quentin Tarantino goes forward.

The actor was receiving an honorary award at the Dubai International Film Festival recently when he stopped to talk to THR. During the side-chat, he said it’s been a dream to work with Tarantino, and that if there was a part for him in the movie that’s being developed, he would suit back up for the legendary director:

People are always saying to me, "Will you be Jean-Luc Picard again?'"And I cannot think that would be possible, but there are ways in which something like that might come about. But one of my dreams is to work with Tarantino. I admire his work so much and to be in a Tarantino film would give me so much satisfaction. So, if he is going to direct something to do with Star Trek and there was the possibility of dear old Jean-Luc showing up again and doing that for Mr. Tarantino, I would embrace it.

There’s a lot to love about Tarantino’s work, but the one thing Stewart loves the most is his ability to entrance you with each and every frame:

The one thing that characterizes all of his movies is that frame by frame, it always challenges, always demands your attention, always demands a very kind of open and generous response to what he does. I also love his sense of humor as a filmmaker. So yes, he would be my first choice.

News broke earlier this week that J.J. Abrams and Tarantino would be working to develop a STAR TREK movie together at Paramount and that a writer’s room would be assembled to work out Tarantino’s pitch. What everyone thought was an April Fool’s Day joke come to life actually took a big leap forward yesterday when it was confirmed Paramount agreed to let Tarantino have his R-rating, and that THE REVENANT writer Mark L. Smith was supposedly is in the lead to write the script. 

With each and every development of this Tarantino/TREK movie, I want to throw in the line, "Now, there's no way this may actually happen," but so far my expectations have been shattered. I never thought this idea would actually come to fruition, but Paramount seems very interested in pursuing this trend of giving adults blockbusters of their very own. Giving a director Tarantino free reign over such a massive property would a massive shift in the world of blockbuster filmmaking, and, in agreeing with Stewart, there's something about that that demands being apart of. If there is room for Picard, Stewart would be a fool to say no.

Stay tuned for more Tarantino/TREK news, because something tells me this is far from done.  

Source: THR

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