Quentin Tarantino is getting all set to direct a Star Trek movie, and if the film materializes then, it will venture into a territory uncharted by any previous Star Trek movie: an R rating. J.J. Abrams the producer, as well as Paramount, have agreed to this stipulation.
We had come to know earlier in the week about Tarantino’s pitch for Star Trek going to the writers’ room, and now the Deadline has reported that Tarantino met Mark L. Smith, Lindsey Beer and Drew Pearce and Smith (The Revenant) is likely to be the scriptwriter
You don’t generally see a major franchise movie get an R rating. However, the astonishing success of Fox’s Deadpool last year has now cast doubts about the typical approach as the film went on to earn $783 million globally.
Deadline’s report suggests that they are aiming to progress on the project rapidly and want to get it written while Tarantino is occupied with his Margot Robbie starrer film based on the Manson summer of 1969.
So, how did Tarantino’s proposed Star Trek idea came to be? Earlier in September, Tarantino appeared as a guest on the Nerdist podcast and he had discussed his love for some Star Trek episodes such as Harlan Ellison’s “City on the Edge of Forever,” which featured the Enterprise crew being thrown back in time after a medical accident caused Doctor Leonard McCoy to escape from the ship.
Tarantino’s argument had the gist that the best Star Trek episodes had the potential of getting adapted into a 90-minute film. It seems like the statement by the director blossomed into full fledged ideas and after a few years, we will see Kirk, Spock, and the other crew members waltzing through New York City. As of now, stay tuned to find out more about the proposed Star Trek film.