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Tarantino aims to direct new 'Star Trek' movie

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Quentin Tarantino wants to boldly go where no man had gone before William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and all the ensuing crews of the Starship Enterprise.

The "Pulp Fiction" writer and director has pitched his idea for a new "Star Trek" movie to J.J. Abrams, who directed the 2009 feature film reboot and its 2013 sequel, "Star Trek Into Darkness."

The Hollywood Reporter says Tarantino and Abrams are setting up a writers room at Paramount to develop a future installment of the space odyssey franchise, which Tarantino would like to direct.

There are no details on the potential story line, but Tarantino has long admired the original NBC series, which aired from 1966-69.

"You could take some of the classic 'Star Trek' episodes and easily expand them to 90 minutes or more," he said in a 2015 interview, "and really do some amazing, amazing stuff."

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