Quentin Tarantino's planned Star Trek movie will be 'R-rated'

Carla Harmon
December 8, 2017

Not because Smith isn't a good fit for the project or that he's a particularly bad writer, but that it'll be the first time that QT will be potentially directing a film that he himself didn't write.

As confirmed by a report from Deadline, Quentin Tarantino pitched an idea to Paramount Pictures and producer J.J. While big-budget, R-rated studio films were the norm in the '80s and '90s (Terminator 2, Rambo III, True Lies, The Matrix), the practice died down in the 2000s, with many previously-violent and profanity-laden franchises downgraded to PG-13 (Die Hard, Terminator, etc). The exception to this rule was Fox's Deadpool, but that film started out with modest ambitions before it caught on and became the biggest R rated film ever. A writers room was assembled incredibly quickly, and Tarantino spent hours with scribes Mark L. Smith (The Revenant), Lindsey Beer (Chaos Walking), and Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) to kick around ideas on how to tackle Tarantino's approach. Smith is reportedly the front-runner for the job of penning the first draft of what would be the next Star Trek movie. As much as JJ Abrams did his best to directly copy the successful beats of Star Trek movies and TV episodes of years past, he's never really proven to have a solid understanding of the characters that make the original series so special. If he's selected, he will overtake Justin Lin who directed 2016's Star Trek Beyond. His 1969-set Manson Murders drama that he's shooting next summer is #9, which would make Star Trek #10 if he indeed makes it.


We'll bring you more on the Tarantino Star Trek movie as it comes our way. The film is now being called #9.

Star Trek fans might have to prep themselves to boldly go where no motherf***er has gone before.


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