Quentin Tarantino and Simon Pegg Are Beefing over 'Star Trek'
They're fighting over whether or not the proposed movie will be "'Pulp Fiction' in space"
Published Jul 18, 2019Quentin Tarantino has been talking about his desire to make a Star Trek movie for quite some time, and it might actually happen as producer J.J. Abrams seems into the idea. That said, one person is getting in Tarantino's way — pesky Star Trek whiz Simon Pegg.
Last year, Pegg told Coming Soon that Tarantino wouldn't be making "Pulp Fiction in space," adding that it "won't be anything a Star Trek fan will have to worry about." But it just so turns out that Tarantino actually wants to make Pulp Fiction in space.
"I get annoyed at Simon Pegg," Tarantino told Deadline. "He doesn't know anything about what's going on and he keeps making all these comments as if he knows about stuff."
"One of the comments he said, he's like, 'Well, look, it's not going to be Pulp Fiction in space.' Yes, it is!" he continued. "If I do it, that's exactly what it'll be. It'll be Pulp Fiction in space. That Pulp Fiction-y aspect, when I read the script, I felt, I have never read a science fiction movie that has this shit in it, ever. There's no science fiction movie that has this in it. And they said, I know, that's why we want to make it. It's, at the very least, unique in that regard."
The current script for the potential Tarantino Star Trek film was written by Mark L. Smith, who previously wrote The Revenant. Tarantino plans to give it a once-over when he's done promoting Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
"I just don't think it's that big of a deal but if I'm going to do it, then I'm going to do it my way," Tarantino said, likely making Pegg tremble in his boots. "If you've seen my nine movies, you kind of know my way is an R-rated way and a way that is without certain restrictions. So that goes part and parcel. I think it would be more controversial if I said I'm going to do a PG movie and it's going to fit exactly in the universe. It's not me. What the fuck am I doing?"
Simon Pegg has not yet responded to Tarantino's comments, but we'd love to see this beef keep going for as long as possible.