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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.

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SOURCE: Deadline

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.