Like most of us, Zachary Quinto is looking forward to the prospect of another Star Trek film, but we might still be a ways off from a fourth film from the Star Trek reboot, considering the number of cooks in the kitchen—or writers in the running, more accurately.
In a recent interview with ET Canada (shown below), the actor behind the contemporary version of Spock was asked to share his thoughts about the possibility of writer-director Quentin Tarantino joining the franchise.
Quinto noted that any involvement from Tarantino will likely not come for a while, especially given that the filmmaker is expected to begin shooting his latest project, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, this summer. He also alluded to two other scripts for a fourth Trek reboot film that are currently in development: one from Star Trek: Beyond co-writers Doug Jung and Simon Pegg, and one from the writers who worked on an early draft of Beyond, Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne.
"I feel like we are in a state of anticipation," said Quinto. "All of us are really excited about the idea of working with Quentin on a Trek film, but I know Simon Pegg and Doug Jung... are writing a script, and there are another set of writers writing a script. So I don’t know. I don’t know what’s going to happen."
Late last year, it was reported that Tarantino had come up with an idea for a potential Trek film, which he had shared with current franchise producer J.J. Abrams and Paramount Studios. This led to speculation over whether we'd get to see the first R-rated Star Trek movie, since a more mature rating was reportedly Tarantino's communicated stipulation for directing the project. However, according to a recent quote from Pegg, Tarantino was "just sort of in the mix," with several other possible scripts in contention.
The fourth Star Trek film is potentially looking at a 2019 release, but at this point, who knows who will be writing it.