KEY POINTS

  • Quentin Tarantino thinking of backing away from the planned "Star Trek" movie
  • Tarantino thinks "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" was his last movie
  • He has been attached with the project since last 2 years

Quentin Tarantino has broken a million hearts by revealing that he might not be able to direct the upcoming “Star Trek” movie after being attached to the project for more than two years.

According to a report, the Academy Award-winning director has shared that he is “steering away” from the highly-successful franchise though no official discussion about his exit has been done with the makers.

In an interview given to Consequence of Sound, Tarantino opened up about his future plans and his last movie as a director. “I think I am steering away from ‘Star Trek,’ but I haven’t had an official conversation with those guys yet,” Tarantino said.  

The “Django Unchained” helmer further revealed that “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” might be his last film and that is why he has taken the pressure off himself to make his last movie as some kind of a “statement.” Tarantino added that when he was writing the movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt in lead roles, he had a lot of thoughts if he should make this now or he should wait.

“I mean to such a degree there was a moment when I was writing and went, ‘Should I do this now? Should I do something else? Is this the 10th one?’ No, no, don’t stop the planets from aligning, what are you, Galactus? If the Earth is saying to do it, do it,” Tarantino said. 

A lot has been reported about Tarantino’s 10th and last movie. In August, in an interview during his international press tour to promote “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood,” Tarantino revealed that his last movie will be a horror type of film if he could come up with a terrific story.

The Independent cited Tarantino sharing that he would love to do a horror film as his last movie. 

Meanwhile, the director confessed last month that he needs to complete some other projects before even thinking about his last film. He revealed his plans to make a TV series, write a book and a play before returning to the big screen.  

“I wrote a play. And then I wrote a five-episode TV series. Right now, I am writing a book and I am hoping that I’ll be finished in three months,” Tarantino explained.

In related news, Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” is enjoying a lot of success during the awards season. The film was recognized as one of the top 10 movies of 2019 by the American Film Institute (AFI) while Tarantino was named Best Director by the National Board Of Review (NBR).

The movie earned a whopping 12 nominations at the 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards, including acting nods for DiCaprio and Pitt. Meanwhile, it garnered five noms at the Golden Globes.

Quentin Tarantino "The Hateful Eight Quentin Tarantino, pictured here at SiriusXM's broadcasts from Comic-Con 2015 in San Diego in July, released the teaser trailer to his new film "The Hateful Eight." Photo: Getty