This week brought the opinion-splitting news that Quentin Tarantino is tentatively working on a new Star Trek movie. And now, there’s confirmation that the picture is indeed to have a more adult edge to it.
As per Deadline, the film that Tarantino has planned is indeed to be an R-rated affair. In fact, the outlet reports that the rating of the movie was pivotal in QT and Paramount making a deal. To date, all of Tarantino’s movies have been R-rated, and he only agreed to discuss a Star Trek effort if he was afforded the same R-rated classification for the film.
The previous report on all of this revealed that Tarantino and Paramount have had talks about QT steering the new Trek outing. He explained his vision to the studio, who then went about assembling a writing team to flesh out a screenplay. From there, the belief is that Tarantino would direct the movie.
In addition to the rating information, now also comes word on just which writers have been tapped for the picture. It’s believed that The Revenant’s Mark L. Smith, Godzilla vs. Kong’s Lindsey Beer and Iron Man 3’s Drew Pearce have all been lined up to give their own pitch on Tarantino’s tale, with Smith the reported frontrunner to land the gig.
Interestingly, there’s also a slight uncertainty surrounding the timeframe of the movie – as in, yes, it may well pick up the action from 2016’s Star Trek Beyond, but there’s even a chance that the film could follow the timeline of the William Shatner-driven era.
As ever, expect more on all of this as we get it.