Patrick Stewart says it’s been a dream to team up with Quentin Tarantino so for that he’d go back to ‘Star Trek’ again…
Quentin Tarantino may have found his captain.
Patrick Stewart — who played Captain Jean-Luc Picard on ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ for seven television seasons and four films — would be interested in reprising the role he made famous for a chance to work alongside famed director Quentin Tarantino.
Tarantino is currently developing an ‘R’ rated ‘Star Trek’ film at Paramount alongside J.J. Abrams with plans that the ‘Pulp Fiction’ creator will also direct the movie as well.
Stewart hasn’t played the role of Picard since 2002 but for the opportunity to work with Tarantino, he’d gladly slip back into that captain’s uniform again.
“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,” Stewart told the Hollywood Reporter.
“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.”
It’s entirely possible that Tarantino’s idea for a ‘Star Trek’ film could involve the cast from ‘Next Generation’ after he raved about a time warped episode titled ‘Yesterday’s Enterprise’ when the starship gets displaced in time in a universe where the Federation is engaged in a bigger war with the Klingons.
Tarantino has said previously that the time travel episodes particularly intrigued him with both ‘Star Trek’ the original series and ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’. Whether or not those are his plans for the ‘Star Trek’ movie he’s expected to direct is unknown but there’s still a chance.
As of now, very little is known about Tarantino’s plan for ‘Star Trek’ other than the film will be rated ‘R’ and a writer’s room was assembled earlier this week to begin fleshing out a script based on his idea for the story.