News broke earlier this week that Quentin Tarantino is set to direct his own version of a Star Trek movie, and JJ Abrams is on board to produce. A big question on everyone’s minds, though, was how much freedom he will have with a big budget, studio movie. Tarantino is famous for his R-Rated movies with lots of gore, action, and swearing where he usually has free reign to create his vision. It looks like it won’t be dissimilar with his Star Trek movie, because Paramount has reportedly granted him an R rating, according to Deadline.
An R-Rating has typically meant box office disaster, but with recent movies like Deadpool proving to break the mold, studios are taking more and more risks. An R-Rated Star Trek movie will also be something we have never seen before, and there’s no telling how it will look given Tarantino’s history. It could have the gritty realism of Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction or the over the top action of Kill Bill. Whichever route he takes, it will probably be just as entertaining as all his other films.
Deadline is also reporting that Tarantino met in the writers room with Mark L. Smith, Lindsey Beer, and Drew Pearce. One of them will get the job quickly, but Mark L. Smith who wrote The Revenant is said to be the frontrunner.
Tarantino typically writes his own screenplays, but the script for his Star Trek movie will be penned by one of these people while he is filming his next film about the Manson murders of 1969.
Source – Deadline