Christopher McQuarrie wants to direct a Trek movie

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by Khan 2.0, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. Khan 2.0

    Khan 2.0 Commodore Commodore

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    Wow it'd make all kinds of sense for him to direct ST4 after the MIs. And with FallOut becoming the biggest MI yet Paramount are bound to take his Trek talk seriously. Wonder if hed do the Trek Thor script or come up with something else..(guess it'd be the latter with the pay dispute impasse).
     
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  2. King Daniel Beyond

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    So I guess Star Trek 4 is back in development hell? :weep::sigh:
     
  3. Malaika

    Malaika Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    honestly? nope. I, for one, think that old trek fans should be banned from making movies for this trek, LOL
    comments like this "I feel like Star Trek is kind of… it’s gone away from what the tenants of the series were about, which was kind of the hope and the promise and the science." - while I don't disagree 100%, they give me "snob elite trek fans with nostalgia who hate the reboot and discovery because it isn't 'real trek(tm)' " vibes, and all that pretentious stuff about trek 'ideals' and spirit and romanticizing the past.. that is exasperating and out of touch with the reality, not to mention disingenuous too because 8 times out of 10 what people really 'miss' in new trek has nothing to do with 'trek ideals' and 'trek science' and everything to do with wanting to essentially see the same things forever. To some people, it seems we should still be contemporary for 60s standards, but with just better special effects.

    I think what this trek needs is someone who simply loves it and is inspired by it, someone who gets its potential and is a tad more unbiased. Unfortunately, a lot of old trek fans may not be good candidates because they may just elect themselves as our savior who can 'restore' real trek and 'save' us from evil JJ... and this is derailing and a recipe for failure. The result would just be another nostalgia fest movie that ignores the more successful movies JJ did, thus alienates the general audience and people who liked these movies - only to then play oblivious when it isn't as successful as expected, blaming it all on bad marketing only or whatever..
    I also disagree with the vibe I'm getting here that, essentially, they should make trek only for old fans. If you start with that kind of logic, you are doomed for me and you make trek doomed with you.
     
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  5. Smellmet

    Smellmet Commodore Commodore

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    Or he's just a talented director with an eye for making entertaining movies, is a trek fan, and has ties to Paramount and bad robot.

    I don't see the problem here.
     
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  6. psCargile

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    I'm pushing 50, and I like to see a Trek that had exploration, science, action, and danger, whose plot is not, in any way shape or form, revenge. Whoever can deliver that, let them.

    Star Trek is what is it is. Make Star Trek, or slap a different able on it.
     
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    XCV330 A Being of Pure Caffeine Premium Member

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    He did everything but say "Gene's Vision" and lament the lack of blue beams.
     
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  8. Tenacity

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    Sounds like he has a firm grip on Trek, throw money at him.
     
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    Exactly. He's not even remotely attached to any star trek project, let alone us knowing what sort of material he'd produce. He's just done two awesome MI movies (fallout in particular was superb).

    I'd give him a chance in a heartbeat.
     
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    He's certainly got a better resume than Clarkson if nothing else.

    But I'd also imagine he will cost more.
     
  12. Gepard

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    McQuarrie got (rightfully) scared off of wanting to direct a Star Wars movie after he saw how fanatical fans went after Rian Johnson for The Last Jedi.

    Does he not know what Trekkies are like? Should we warn him?
     
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    Wondering who these folks might be, and how much rent they were paying.
     
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    I'd fucking LOVE him to do!
     
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    Sionevar Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    If it means the Kirk's dad / time travel storyline gets the boot, he's got my vote...
     
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  16. Khan 2.0

    Khan 2.0 Commodore Commodore

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    https://www.forbes.com/sites/simont...-trilogy-thoughts-and-star-trek/#63b603903d98
     
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  17. Malaika

    Malaika Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Everyone wants to direct but right now the biggest news would be someone wanting to produce it lol (or pay the Chris(s) )
     
  18. King Daniel Beyond

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    pARamoUnT PIctuRes pLEaSe pAY cHriS HeMSworTH and ChrIs piNE aND makE sTAr TReK 4 bEForE it Is tOo LaTE
     
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  19. Ryan Thomas Riddle

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    I'd love for McQuarrie to make a Trek movie. I've loved his Mission: Impossible films. That being said, all this panic about Trek 4 not on the production slate, being stalled, etc., just a reminder that the M:I movies made six movies over the course of 22 years.

    It may not happen as fast as we want... but there's hope they'll still be a Trek 4, 5, and 6. ;)
     
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  20. Khan 2.0

    Khan 2.0 Commodore Commodore

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    indeed - often you read ppl moaning comparing ST to MCU which has about 3 films a year now..yet what is and has always been Treks closest franchise ?... MI (all they need to do is make sure the next movie goes Ghost Protocol instead of Nemesis)
     
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