Patrick Stewart has revealed he would ’embrace’ the opportunity to reprise his iconic role of Captain Jean-Luc Picard should Quentino Tarantino’s newly revealed “Star Trek” feature require his services.
Speaking at the Dubai International Film Festival, where he received an honorary award, Stewart basically let it be known he’s down for doing it should Tarantino want him:
“People are always saying to me, ‘Will you be Jean-Luc Picard again?’ And I cannot think that would be possible, but there are ways in which something like that might come about.
But one of my dreams is to work with Tarantino. I admire his work so much, and to be in a Tarantino film would give me so much satisfaction. So, if he is going to direct something to do with Star Trek and there was the possibility of dear old Jean-Luc showing up again and doing that for Mr Tarantino, I would embrace it.
The one thing that characterizes all of his movies is that frame by frame, it always challenges, always demands your attention, always demands a very kind of open and generous response to what he does. I also love his sense of humor as a filmmaker. So yes, he would be my first choice.”
Stewart may get his wish. The one thing that is not yet clear about Tarantino’s take is the setting and if he’ll keep the current Abrams-verse “Star Trek” going, or do something in a whole different period of the Trek timeline which could include the mid-late 24th century setting of “Star Trek: The Next Generation”.
Source: Heat Vision