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Rated Star Trek Movie In The Works From Quentin Tarantino

08 December 2017

There's no word yet on whether Tarantino's version of Trek would feature Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto - they're contracted for a Star Trek Beyond sequel- or a totally different crew. It's a first for the franchise, but Paramount is in something of a bind as the series has yet to really take off the way it had hoped at the box office, so clearly they've sparked to this left-field idea of having Quentin Freaking Tarantino direct it.

The report also says screenwriters Mark L. Smith (The Revenant), Lindsey Beer (the upcoming Kingkiller Chronicle), and Drew Pearce (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation) are in the running to pen the script, with Smith as the apparent frontrunner.

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The other key thing that's been revealed about the movie is its rating - apparently, true to Tarantino's main body of work, this film will enjoy an R-rating.

Movie studios typically see R ratings as a drag on ticket sales because they exclude teenagers, which is why movies in tent pole franchises like "Star Trek" and "Star Wars" are nearly universally rated PG or PG-13.

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As confirmed by a report from Deadline, Quentin Tarantino pitched an idea to Paramount Pictures and producer J.J. The idea of a movie that's dripping with blood and gore feels even further removed from the core optimism of Gene Roddenberry's vision of the future. The legendary writer-director is famous for his lengthy dialogue scenes and over-the-top violence and has never directed a film that wasn't R-rated, which makes this pairing one of the most interesting in recent memory. Admittedly, it's hard to write a story about pacifist characters who avoid unnecessary conflict.

Secondly, the film will be written by Mark L. Smith, best known for writing the bear-on-Leonardo DiCaprio hardcore film The Revanant, and that, perhaps, is the most worrying detail to emerge in the last few days.

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Rated Star Trek Movie In The Works From Quentin Tarantino