Following news earlier this month that the potential Star Trek film from Quentin Tarantino would feature the Abrams cast, actor Zachary Quinto has provided a couple more nuggets of information on the project. In a recent interview with USA Today, the actor brought up two key points: What Tarantino could bring to Star Trek and how much longer he may continue to play Spock.
On the former topic, Quinto stated:
“We’re waiting on specifics. I’m thrilled that we might have the opportunity to work with him and see what he would do with us in this universe. It’s going to be an R-rated version of “Star Trek,” which would be the first (in) the movies, and that’s exciting. I’ve been a fan of his for years, and I’m really inspired by his originality. Take that originality and mix it with this world full of incredible ideology and colorful characters, and the result could be pretty thrilling.“
I love Quinto’s point on the potential of an R-rated Star Trek film coming from Tarantino. That’s something that has a lot of potential, if done right.
As for his future in playing Spock, the actor cryptically offered, “I don’t know. I’m really honored to be carrying the mantle of this character, so as long as we’re having fun and the stories feel interesting, I’m open to it. If we make a fourth one and then we do a film with Quentin, that feels like an incredibly complete experience.”
Naturally most will probably take that quote as to mean Quinto will likely end his run as Spock after the Tarantino film. It’s certainly what the actor teases here and it’d make sense to end things on a high note. However it’s worth keeping the first half of that quote in mind. If the crew behind future films offer fun and interesting stories to tell, Quinto is open to returning further.
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SOURCE: USA Today