Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Star Trek’ Will Be R-Rated; Frontrunner To Write Emerges

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Quentin Tarantino’s “Star Trek” is officially a go at Paramount and it will be rated-R.

Last we heard, Tarantino pitched J.J. Abrams and Paramount an idea for a new “Star Trek.” Abrams and Paramount liked what Tarantino presented enough to put together a writer’s room to figure out how to tell a story around it. According to Deadline, things are moving at warp speed and a frontrunner has already emerged.

Tarantino met with Mark L. Smith (“The Revenant”), Lindsey Beer (the upcoming “Chaos Walking”), and Drew Pearce (“Iron Man 3”) to discuss the potential project. Smith is said to be Tarantino’s favorite to land the gig. How I’d have loved to be a fly on the wall to listen in on what was talked about.

Arguably the most interesting new development to come out is Tarantino insisted on an R-rating to Abrams and Paramount. Of course, that shouldn’t come as a big surprise considering Tarantino’s only done R-rated films. However, this is a first for the “Star Trek” franchise.

One of the writers will be locked fast so they can script based on Tarantino’s idea while he readies and films his next film about the Manson murders of 1969 set at Sony with Margot Robbie attached to star as Sharon Tate. Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Brad Pitt have been in various levels of negotiations for roles.


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