Simon Pegg says "Star Trek 4" Script Was Written Before Quentin Tarantino Was Involved

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Star Trek star and co-writer of Star Trek Beyond Simon Pegg spoke to Geek.com, and said that Star Trek 4's screenplay existed way before Quentin Tarantino showed interest:
“There’s a script that’s been written," Pegg revealed, “and there’s also the story of Quentin Tarantino coming and chatting with JJ about an idea that he’s had for a long time. That idea is going into the writer’s room to be looked at.”
After the massive disappointment of beyond it would take a Tarantino to kickstart the series back on track again:
“I think it might take something like him to restart it,” Pegg says. “It’s an interesting proposition, although I don’t know if that means everybody will be blowing each other’s heads off with phasers and calling Klingons mother f*****s, but, who knows, that could be fun.”
Pegg had mentioned last week the idea of an R-Rated QT screenplay:
“I don’t think he’s written an R-rated Star Trek script,” Pegg told Hey U Guys at the Empire Awards. “I think what happened is he went to JJ with an idea that he has had for a while. I remember he told us about it a long time ago. I think he told me and Edgar [Wright] about it a long time ago. He just put it to JJ and JJ is considering putting it into a writing room. We got an email just saying ‘Guess who came into the office the other day!’ So, I don’t know much about it, other than the fact that it is sort of in the mix. So, we will see.”
"Paramount originally announced Star Trek 4 just prior to the theatrical release of Star Trek Beyond. The announcement suggested that the film would bring back Chris Hemsworth as George Kirk, Captain James Kirk’s father, who died in the opening moments of the first Star Trek reboot movie in 2009. Star Trek Beyond’s disappointing returns caused Paramount to lose confidence in the franchise and put it on pause. Hemsworth hasn’t heard anything about the movie since then."