Simon Pegg responds to Quentin Tarantino ‘Star Trek’ movie rumours

Pegg doesn't think it'll happen

Simon Pegg has responded to speculation that Quentin Tarantino could direct a Star Trek movie, saying that he doubts the project will materialise.

Reports of a possible Tarantino Star Trek film emerged last December, with suggestions that a R-rated instalment of the sci-fi franchise had already been green-lit.

However, Pegg – who has played Montgomery Scott in three Star Trek reboots – has said on the Happy Sad Confused podcast that Tarantino could be too busy for the project.

“I don’t think Quentin is going to direct it,” Pegg said. “Because he’s got in his California movie [Charles Manson film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood] to do and then I think only doing one more film after that. And I doubt, I don’t think he could get around to directing a Star Trek in two-three years.”

Pegg did add that he first heard about Tarantino’s Star Trek idea a while back: “I have a vague memory of him talking about it years and years ago back in the day. I sure he mentioned that. I’m sure it’s an idea he’s held on to for some time.”

“He’s a big fan and I think he would approach it with the respect,” Pegg said when asked what a Tarantino Star Trek film would be like.

Tarantino spoke about his love of Star Trek and vision for a potential full-length movie back in 2015. He told Nerdist: “The only thing that limited them was their ’60s budget and eight-day shooting schedule.You could take some of the classic Star Trek episodes and easily expand them to 90 minutes or more and really do some amazing, amazing stuff.”

Tarantino’s next movie, which will be based around the Manson family murders, is expected to be released in August 2019. Find out everything we know about it so far here.