Quentin Tarantino Is ‘Steering Away’ From Star Trek

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Now that Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood is available on home video and awards season is in full swing, Quentin Tarantino is back on the interview circuit, offering intriguing hints about where he might go from here. As he has repeatedly insisted, he only plans to make one more film, but there’s a great deal of disagreement about what that film should be. One perspective is that he should follow through on his longstanding desire to make a Star Trek film, but that’s starting to look increasingly unlikely.

“I think I’m steering away from Star Trek,” he told Consequence of Sound. “But I haven’t had an official conversation with those guys yet. In a strange way, it seems like this movie, Hollywood, would be my last. So, I’ve kind of taken the pressure off myself to make that last big voilà kind of statement. 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 tenth one?’ No, no don’t stop the planets from aligning. What are you, Galactus? If the Earth is saying do it, do it.”

Based on this interview, it seems Tarantino has finally grown tired of making sprawling epics (what he sometimes calls “climbing a mountain” movies), which could open the door to a more modestly scaled career finale. However, he doesn’t offer any real specifics—because he doesn’t have any. “I have no idea what the story of the next one’s going to be,” he said. “I can actually see now my tenth movie probably being a little smaller… like the epilogue, you know, an author’s note. And look, I might come up with a really big idea. But right now, the idea of a smaller audience almost all the way around is appealing to me.”

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood is now available on home video. Check out the trailer below.