Wants His Star Trek Film To Be R-Rated

Wants His Star Trek Film To Be R-Rated

Still, with both the studio and current cinematic Trek overlord Abrams apparently happy to switch things up to get Tarantino's services, it appears we might just get a darker Star Trek on the big screen. 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.

Quentin Tarantino is going where no man has gone before-he's developing a new R-rated Star Trek feature film. An R-rating would be a franchise first and a rarity for tentpoles, but with the recent success of Deadpoool and Logan, this seems like something Paramount execs are open to trying with the Trek franchise.

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Once the writer is locked, the plan is to write the screenplay based on Tarantino's idea while Tarantino is off filming his next film, centered on the Manson summer of 1969 and starring Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate. Now, the trade has revealed a new detail that promises to take Star Trek in a bold new direction: The new film will be rated R. I have a hard time believing it, so my guess is A. Tarantino simply produces and/or gets a "Story By" credit and someone else directs this movie or B. Tarantino makes one more original movie after Trek. The film is now being called #9.

It would be interesting to speculate on what a Star Trek movie would look like, with Quentin Tarantino's unique style of filmmaking. Sources also have compared the film to Tarantino's Pulp Fiction while noting it will have a budget in the range of Django Unchained, which had a $100-million budget but grossed over $425 million at the global box office. The illustrious filmmaker, who is still plotting a '60s period drama known only as #9, will presumably bow out after his contribution to the Star Trek franchise, given Tarantino has always vowed to retire after his tenth directorial effort. Let us know in the comments.

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