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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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Clueless cast reunite to celebrate 25th Anniversary!

Alicia SIlverstone, Paul Rudd, Breckin Meyer and Donald Faison were present

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The cast of ’90s gem “Clueless” reunited at C2E2 at McCormick Place Saturday afternoon to share memories of working on the now 25-year-old comedy classic.

While a couple of cast members were noticeably absent (specifically, Stacey Dash, who played Dionne, and the late, wonderful Brittany Murphy, who left us in 2009), the 2,800 seat hall did get to spend quality time with Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd, Breckin Meyer and Donald Faison.

While most of the cast had understandably aged, Rudd seems to be stuck in time.

“I’m 80 years old on the inside.” He pointed to his chest: “In here, pure darkness — and a little moisturizer.”

“They had to knock on Paul’s trailer an hour early because he had to finish sucking the lifeblood out of babies”, said Meyer, who played skateboarder Travis in the film.

While the audience seemed to be gunning for solid word on some sort of sequel, the cast reiterated that the film is  – sadly – going to be rebooted… without them.

Check out some of the pics from the panel :

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Junkie XL scoring new Terminator

The film reunites the artist with “Deadpool” director Tim Miller

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Junkie XL, the famed movie musicsmith who provided the audio backdrop for such films as “Alita : Battle Angel” and “Mad Max : Fury Road”, will compose “Terminator : Dark Fate”.

The film reunites the artist aka Tom Holkenborg with his ‘Deadpool’ director Tim Miller, as well as “Alita” producer James Cameron.

“It’s great to be working on another project with Tim,” Holkenborg said in a statement to THR. “The original Terminators were such iconic movies, and having James back as a producer with Tim directing is an amazing dream team. It’s going to be a fantastic movie to be part of.”

The Miller-directed “Terminator” reboot, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, releases November 1.

Official First Look at the Women of the New TERMINATOR (from left to right) Natalia Reyes as “Dani Ramos,” Mackenzie Davis as “Grace,” Linda Hamilton as “Sarah Connor”

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Avengers‘ Idris Elba set for another comic book movie

Actor recently signed to play Deadshot in James Gunn’s “The Suicide Squad”

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“Thor” and “Avengers” alum Idris Elba is in final negotiations to star in “Mouse Guard”, Fox’s adaptation of the Boom! Studios comic.

Wes Ball (“The Maze Runner”) will direct the film, also featuring Andy Serkis and Thomas Brodie-Sangster, which has been described as “Game of Thrones with mice”.

Shot in motion capture with WETA providing visual effects, “Mouse Guard” is a set in a medieval world and tells of an order of mice who are the sworn protectors of their realm. Enemies range from predators such as foxes and eagles to other rodents.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Elba will play Celanawe, an Obi-Wan Kenobi-like figure who was once a legendary champion and now thought long gone.

Serkis is the villain of the piece, the Guard’s blacksmith known as Midnight who turns against it. Brodie-Sangster is Lieam, one of the Guard’s newest and youngest members who will be called upon to prove his bravery.

Matt Reeves, director of the upcoming ‘Batman’ reboot, is producing the film.

In addition to his roles in the Marvel cinematic universe, Elba recently signed to play Deadshot in James Gunn’s reboot of DC title “Suicide Squad”.

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