Quentin Tarantino has regularly claimed that he intends to retire after making 10 films, and has revealed that if his much-rumoured reboot of Star Trek gets off the ground, he won’t exploit a loophole in his pledge and will in fact retire right after.
Speaking to CinemaBlend about his forthcoming ninth film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Tarantino explained that his own Star Trek movie is still in the works, and that it will count towards his total of films if it ends up being made.
“I guess I do have a loophole, [if] the idea was to throw a loophole into it,” Tarantino said. “Which would be [to go], ‘Uhhh, I guess Star Trek doesn’t count. I can do Star Trek… but naturally I would end on an original.’
“But the idea of doing 10 isn’t to come up with a loophole,” he continued. “I actually think, if I was going to do Star Trek, I should commit to it. It’s my last movie. There should be nothing left handed about it. I don’t know if I’m going to do that, but that might happen.”
Tarantino successfully pitched an R-rated Star Trek movie to Paramount Pictures and producer JJ Abrams in 2017, that he would direct if it were to be made, though the studio has yet to officially greenlight the film. It would be Tarantino’s first franchise movie.