The Quentin Tarantino Star Trek movie will take place in the Kelvin timeline with Chris Pine’s James T. Kirk and Zachary Quinto’s Spock, it’s recently been confirmed.
“Well, it’s an idea then we got together and talked it out and then we hired Mark Smith, who did [The] Revenant to write the script. I don’t know how much I can say. The one thing I can say is it would deal with the Chris Pine timeline,” Tarantino said, via Comic Book.
That said, Tarantino doesn’t quite get that the Kelvin timeline with Pine and Quinto is different than the Prime timeline with William Shatner as Kirk and Leonard Nimoy as Spock.
“Now, I still don’t quite understand, and JJ [Abrams] can’t explain it to me, and my editor has tried to explain it to me and I still don’t get it… about something happened in the first movie that now kind of wiped the slate clean. I don’t buy that. I don’t like it. I don’t appreciate it. I don’t – f*** that… I want the whole series to have happened, it just hasn’t happened yet.
“No, Benedict Cumberbatch or whatever his name is is not Khan, alright? Khan is Khan. And I told JJ, like, ‘I don’t understand this. I don’t like it.’ And then he was like, ‘Ignore it! Nobody likes it. I don’t understand it. Just do whatever you want. If you want it to happen the exact way it happens on the series it can.'”
The Tarantino Star Trek film is in early stages of production; we’ll keep you informed as we learn more.