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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Paramount has just locked down a writer for Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming Star Trek film, and surprise, it’s not Quentin Tarantino. Okay, maybe not so much a surprise, as it’s been pretty clear from the onset that while Tarantino would likely get story credit, he would be working on his upcoming Charles Manson flick as the script is written for this one.

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So who did they lock down? According to Deadline, The Revenant screenwriter Mark L. Smith is the man they picked for the job. A few weeks back, Tarantino sat in a writer’s room, where they brainstormed ideas for this movie, and in that writer’s room was Smith, who was the frontrunner to pen the script from the very beginning. As such, this is very much expected news.

Last month, it was revealed that Tarantino had an idea for a Star Trek film, and had even pitched it to producer J.J. Abrams, who immediately put together the aforementioned writer’s room to bring this idea to fruition. While Tarantino isn’t going to be writing the film, he does currently hope to direct it.

It’ll be interesting how this Smith/Tarantino dynamic works, as his most renowned script, The Revenant was one that had very little dialogue to it. This is in stark contrast to Tarantino’s more verbose style.

What do you think of Smith writing the script for the upcoming Star Trek film? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Deadline

  • hrjoe

    blood everywhere…BLOOODDDDD…..

  • Harald W Gill

    Crap…two idiots who no nothing of Star Trek led by another who has ruined Star Trek.

    Gene is rolling over in his grave as his amazing creation is being perverted by fools who care only for money, and can’t even get that right.

    • Kindofabigdeal

      Well Quentin stated that he was a fan of the original show and when he did an interview he said he would take one of the classic episodes and just take his time to tell that story. I believe he made reference to City on the Edge of Forever.

  • Moby85

    OK, first of all I want this film confirmed…Then I will allow myself to get excited. There’s no Tarantino movie I dislike (though Death Proof came close) and I find most of his stuff genius and among my favorite 50 films of all time. We might get worried, scared, annoyed, angry at Tarantino doing an R-rated Star Trek. But you HAVE to admit you will watch. How could you not? The potential for something amazing whether you think it has a high probability of success (me) or not (Harald W Gill) in the words of Lloyd from ‘Dumb and Dumber’ “so you’re saying there’s a chance?”

  • David E

    As long as it’s not a bad guy we don’t care about wants revenge flick.

    And we get Harcourt Fenton Mudd.

    • Kindofabigdeal

      When he enters the scene they will play Primus My Name Is Mud.

  • Victor Roa

    this was funny a while ago…. BUT STOP! I recalled he had a better idea for Godzilla where there’s a planet that worships Godzilla, DO THAT FILM INSTEAD!

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.