Published: Fri, December 08, 2017
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Star Trek: Quentin Tarantino pushing for R-rated movie

Star Trek: Quentin Tarantino pushing for R-rated movie

A story broke earlier this week which surprised us all - Quentin Tarantino could be making a Star Trek movie. Deadline says that even though all the recent Trek feature films have been PG-13, Abrams and Paramount have agreed to the stipulation. On top of that, "Deadpool" proved previous year that even R-rated films can make a splash at the box office. A writers room was assembled incredibly quickly, and Tarantino spent hours with scribes Mark L. Smith (The Revenant), Lindsey Beer (Chaos Walking), and Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) to kick around ideas on how to tackle Tarantino's approach. In addition to brainstorming ideas, it's been reported that one of them will actually get the gig to write the film, and that the current frontrunner is Smith. Deadline's report doesn't indicate whether or not Tarantino's idea leaned more toward a soft or hard R-rating, but it could just mean something similar in tone and mood to what Star Trek: Discovery did, rather than something involving blood-caked Starfleet Officers flinging salty language like photon torpedoes off the port bow.

What do you think about there being an R-rated Star Trek?

Tarantino has never taken on a franchise in the film world before, and his involvement is Trek is tentative. Sources also have compared the film to Tarantino's Pulp Fiction while noting it will have a budget in the range of Django Unchained, which had a $100-million budget but grossed over $425 million at the global box office.

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Not to mention Tarantino himself has directed R rated movies his entire life and his films have mostly been huge hits.

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. Tarantino usually takes quite a bit of time between projects, but thus far everything about this Star Trek movie has been atypical for the Oscar-winning writer/director. Let us know in the comments.

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