Things continue to turn in an unpredictable way over there at Paramount. Recently, we reported on the news that filmmaker Quentin Tarantino had an idea for a Star Trek movie, and that the pitch led to J.J. Abrams’ intention to form a writer’s room to bring that idea into reality.
That idea would then be written by someone and hopefully directed by Tarantino himself. Well, Deadline has some more juicy details regarding the progress of the film.
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According to the outlet, Tarantino met with writers Mark L. Smith (The Revenant), Lindsey Beer (Godzilla vs. Kong), and Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) for hours. In addition to brainstorming ideas, it’s been reported that one of them will actually get the gig to write the film, and that the current frontrunner is Smith.
Perhaps the biggest detail here, however, is that Paramount and Abrams agreed on Tarantino’s condition that the Star Trek film would be rated R. That’s right, should this film actually make it to the big screen, it will be an R-rated enterprise (pun intended).
Currently, Tarantino is hard at work prepping his next film, which is set in 1969 against the Manson murders.
Tarantino has long been vocal about his desire to put up his filmmaking cap after 10 films. However, with Star Trek only being based on an idea from him (rather than being wholly written and directed by him), we can’t help but wonder if this will be more of a side deal for him, than his actual 10th film.
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