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Tarantino plans to boldly go where he hasn’t been before

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Don’t overthink that headline, I’m just referring to “Star Trek”. Acclaimed director Quentin Tarantino has come up with a great idea for a new “Star Trek” movie at Paramount, shared the idea with J.J. Abrams, and is set to pitch it to a team of writers – all this news courtesy of Deadline.

If all goes to plan, word is that Tarantino (not normally one to hop aboard pre-exisiting franchises) could also direct the new film, with Abrams to produce. Abrams is currently knee deep in work for “Star Wars Episode IX”, but doesn’t seem opposed to crossing over enemy lines to the “Star Trek” franchise for a good idea.

What’s the idea Tarantino has? It’s possible it’s the same one he’s had for a few years, which he first mentioned on the Nerdist podcast in 2015.

Tarantino, noting that he’s always been more of a “Star Trek” fan than a “Star Wars” fan, said he’d like to transport an episode of “Star Trek : The Next Generation” to the big screen.

The episode Tarantino namechecks is “Yesterday’s Enterprise” – an ep from the third season – which saw Captain Picard and the crew of the Enterprise have to choose between altering a timeline to save a newly-resurfaced USS Enterprise-C or forfeiting the lives of those on that ship for, well, the greater good, as they help end the Klingon war.

Assumingly, Tarantino would swap out Captain Picard for Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and their respective crews for the feature.

With talk of bringing Chris Hemsworth (who appeared briefly in JJ Abrams’ “Star Trek”) back as George Kirk (James’s late father) for a future “Star Trek” film, it’s possible that Tarantino will have the USS Kelvin, led by the “Thor” actor, stand in for the USS Enterprise-C. After all, Paramount did make it sound pretty official that Hemsworth will be back for that next film.

In the aforesaid interview, Tarantino acknowledged that so many of the old “Star Trek” episodes could be extended into feature-length films (including the classic “City on the Edge of Forever”).

Even if Tarantino doesn’t end up directing the new “Star Trek” film, it’ll be really something seeing his moniker listing in the credits as a writer or story-conceptualizer.

Tarantino is currently working on an unnamed film for Sony Pictures that includes some sort of subplot revolving around the Manson murders. Whilst the cast hasn’t yet been finalised (though names such as Margot Robbie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise have been circling), the release date of the film is set at August 9, 2019.

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Sonic going back to the workshop; moves to 2020

Paramount to spend more time perfecting the title character’s look

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Coming through on it’s promise to spend more time perfecting the title character’s look, Paramount has delayed the “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie until 2020.

After the release of the recent trailer, fans of the SEGA-game freaked on Twitter over the blue animal’s human teeth, calling them “creepy” and “nightmarish.” The filmmakers went into immediate damage control, promising punters they’ll fix the look.

The pic, starring Jim Carrey, is now moving from its November 8 release to February 14, 2020 next year so the blue guy looks better for y’all.

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Rocky 7!?

Sylvester Stallone says he has a “great idea” for another “Rocky” film

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While we’ll unlikely see Creed belting his glove again, Sylvester Stallone says Rocky Balboa isn’t out.

The actor  made the revelation today at the Cannes film festival, where his long career and latest ‘Rambo’ film are under the Croisette’s spotlight.

While ‘Sly’ hints that his participation in the “Creed” franchise might be two and out, the 72-year-old says a seventh “Rocky” film could be on the cards.

“I have a great idea for Rocky. He finds this fella who’s in the country illegally and it becomes a whole thing. It would be really phenomenal, really different”.

“It’s like a magician,” he continued. “Once you’ve seen how he does the tricks you’re not impressed any more. It’s the same thing with Rocky. You’ve seen everything, so you’re like, ‘How can it be different?’ That would be different. When you take him and throw him out of the country and he’s in another world. It could work.” he said.

Stallone didn’t say whether it’d be Balboa, who we last saw in 2018’s “Creed II”, training the immigrant.

The actor had intended for 2006’s “Rocky Balboa” to be the character’s swansong but returned to the role when the idea for the “Creed” films were presented to him.

Stallone was at Cannes to attend a a 4K restoration screening of his groundbreaking actioner “First Blood” and promote its fourth sequel “Last Blood”, which sees the long-suffering vet going up against cartels in Mexico.

“He goes out there and bad things happen,” Stallone said. “There’s going to be some serious vengeance in this movie. A lot of people are going to get killed.”

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ICYMI : Christopher Nolan’s new film gets title, full cast

The time-traveling international spy movie stars Robert Pattinson, among others

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Warner Bros have announced the title and cast of Christopher Nolan’s highly-anticipated new film, due July 17, 2020.
“Tenet”, which has just gone before the cameras, is said to be an action epic that combines the always entertaining elements of international spy missions and time travel.  The man with the megaphone is keeping a tight lid on the plot.
The cast, which includes many Nolan-staples, is headed by John David Washington and also stars Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Clémence Poésy, with Michael Caine and Kenneth Branagh.
Nolan is shooting in the beautiful IMAX format with some 70mm thrown in for good measure.

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