With Star Trek's TV presence expanding, ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish says the franchise is about to get back on track on the big screen with two new films, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Bakish made the announcement during an investor call. THR does not offer a full transcript, stating only that Bakish mentioned two Star Trek films in the works.
This coincides with previous reports that the cast of 2009's J.J. Abrams directed Star Trek would reunite for a new film with director Noah Hawley, as well as ongoing development of a Star Trek film by director Quentin Tarantino.
However, Tarantino's film may not actually come to pass, as the director says he's having second thoughts following the success of his latest film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Tarantino has famously stated plans to direct only 10 films in his life, of which Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is the ninth.
"I think I’m steering away from Star Trek, but I haven’t had an official conversation with those guys yet," Tarantino told Consequence of Sound. "In a strange way, it seems like this movie, Hollywood, would be my last. So, I’ve kind of taken the pressure off myself to make that last big voilà kind of statement."
Tarantino even invoked a familiar Marvel Comics name to explain his thought process.
"I mean to such a degree there was a moment when I was writing and went, 'Should I do this now? Should I do something else? Is this the 10th one?' No, no don’t stop the planets from aligning, what are you, Galactus?" he joked. "If the Earth is saying do it, do it...I mean, I have no idea what the story of the next one’s going to be. I don’t even have a clue."
No formal announcements of any specific Star Trek films in production have been made.