The Spotlight: John Cho believes Quentin Tarantino wants to make a real 'Star Trek' movie, not 'Pulp Fiction in space'
John Cho is ready for Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek.
Having portrayed Starfleet officer Sulu since director J. J. Abrams rebooted the franchise in 2009, you'd hope he'd have some insight into the reported upcoming collaboration with Tarantino.
While I'm happily on record as saying I support an R-rated sci-fi bloodbath, Cho doesn't think that's what we have in store. Speaking with director Kevin Smith for IMDB, Cho doesn't sound like he's expecting classic Tarantino.
"The idea is very exciting to me because I'm a big fan of Quentin's," says Cho. "I suspect that the reason he wants to make it is that he doesn't want to do 'Pulp Fiction in space.' He wants to make a Star Trek film and if that's the case I would be so excited to see what he brings to the table. I think he has a great sense of character and drama. I'm just a fan of his."
In late December, Tarantino hired The Revenant screenwriter Mark L. Smith to write the script. We don't know much about a storyline at this point but Tarantino may have left us some clues.
Appearing on the Nerdist podcast in 2015, Tarantino talked about his love for a few classic episodes which both rely heavily on elements of time travel affecting timelines.
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