Director Quentin Tarantino has famously said that he only plans on directing 10 films. With his ninth film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, set to hit theaters later this month, speculation about what the director's final film could be is at an fever-pitch.
While Tarantino made his name on his original ideas, he's reportedly penned a Star Trek script that has fans wondering if his last movie end up being a genre franchise film.
During a recent interview with Tarantino on Cinema Blend's Reelblend podcast, and asked the director about his Star Trek film and whether or not it would "count" toward the director's self-imposed 10-movie oeuvre.
"I guess I do have a loophole, [if] the idea was to throw a loophole into it," Tarantino said. "I guess Star Trek doesn't count. I can do Star Trek … but naturally I would end on an original."
However, he quickly clarified his intentions to stick to 10 films.
"The idea of doing 10 isn't to come up with a loophole. I actually think, if I was going to do Star Trek, I should commit to it. It's my last movie. There should be nothing left handed about it. I don't know if I'm going to do that, but that might happen."
This news offers a couple of routes the director might take in the future, either one of which could be very interesting. If, as he says, he sticks to the 10-film plan, then the next entry into the Star Trek franchise might have a Tarantino-esque aesthetic, which would be rather remarkable in the Star Trek universe.
Written, directed and produced by Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood stars Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, Burt Reynolds, Al Pacino, Tim Roth, Zoe Bell, Michael Madsen, Timothy Olyphant, Damian Lewis, Luke Perry, Emile Hirsch and Dakota Fanning. It is scheduled for release on July 26.