9 Other Major Franchises Quentin Tarantino Was Linked To Before Star Trek

9. Halloween

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The sixth instalment in the long-running slasher series was a notoriously troubled production. However, if rumours are to be believed, things might have been very different: the sequel was briefly poised to get a script from Quentin Tarantino.

While still piping hot from his Best Screenplay Oscar for Pulp Fiction, Tarantino is said to have been involved in a potential script rewrite on the struggling horror sequel. However, he was not in line to direct: those duties were at the time earmarked for Scott Spiegel.

While it doesn't seem that Tarantino was ever officially on board the project, it is believed that he and Spiegel collaborated on ideas for the film, but their vision - something simpler, which went back to John Carpenter's original (sort of like David Gordon Green's upcoming reboot is expected to do) - did not line up with what producer Moustapha Akkad had in mind.

Still, Spiegel went on to co-write and direct direct-to-video sequel From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money, on which Tarantino was an executive producer.

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