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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He has joined Lego Movie producer Roy Lee's production banner, which is based on the studio's Burbank lot. Going forward, his contributions to the films may evolve, and could be more advisory in nature.
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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With so many exciting announcements on the way, we're going to be compiling all the biggest ones from the ceremony below. Saber Interactive appears to be developing in association with Paramount Pictures.
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