As we all know good and well by this point in time, it seems to be writer-director Quentin Tarantino's intention to retire from filmmaking after his tenth film. His ninth film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is all set to hit this month. And today we hear that Tarantino's last movie might be his much-ballyhooed Star Trek film.

Specifically, Quentin Tarantino says this.

"I guess I do have a loophole, [if] the idea was to throw a loophole into it. Which would be [to go], 'Uhhh, I guess Star Trek doesn't count. I can do Star Trek ... but naturally, I would end on an original.' But the idea of doing 10 isn't to come up with a loophole. I actually think, if I was going to do Star Trek, I should commit to it. It's my last movie. There should be nothing left-handed about it. I don't know if I'm going to do that, but that might happen."

He continues to say this.

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"There also is another thought process going on where it's like, yes, [my last movie] could be original. On the other hand, maybe that could show a different career I could've had. Whereas maybe [Once Upon a Time in Hollywood] is my last original -- I'm not saying this is the case -- but maybe this is my last original, and Star Trek or any other thing, a book or something like this, is the career I could have had if I wasn't just writing everything all the time. Writing always originals. Maybe I could have had a different career if I looked for other people's scripts, or if I wanted to find a book to be inspired by, and do an adaptation of. That would've been a different career. And maybe that could be fun to explore on the 10th [movie]. I don't know. I mean, I'm making all this up as I go along, but those are two different ways I could look at it."

So there you have it, folks. While there is by no means anything set in stone at this point, it looks like Quentin Tarantino's not opposed to his planned "final" film being Star Trek. And how cool would that be?

Until we hear more on Tarantino's plans for the future, remember that his ninth film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will be hitting a movie theater near you on July 26, 2019. Described as a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood's golden age, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio as TV star Rick Dalton who, along with his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (played by Brad Pitt), tries to make his way around an industry he hardly recognizes anymore in 1969 Los Angeles. Pitt and DiCaprio's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood costars include Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate, Dakota Fanning as Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, Al Pacino as Marvin Schwarzs, and Damon Herriman as Charles Manson. This story comes to us from CinemaBlend.

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