Quentin Tarantino’s unmade Star Trek movie included Kirk, time travel, and gangster scenes

The Revenant screenwriter Mark L. Smith has revealed some more details about the Star Trek movie he was meant to work on with director Quentin Tarantino – and it included Captain Kirk, a bit of time travel, and some gangster scenes.

Smith recalled the first time he talked to Tarantino about the movie after his initial meeting with J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot production company. “They just called me and said, “Hey, are you up for it? Do you want to go? Quentin wants to hook up.” And I said, “Yeah.” And that was the first day I met Quentin, in the room and he’s reading a scene that he wrote and it was this awesome cool gangster scene, and he’s acting it out and back and forth. I told him, I was so mad I didn’t record it on my phone. It would be so valuable. It was amazing,” he told the Bulletproof Screenwriting podcast.