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08 December 2017, 10:51 | Israel Caldwell
Director Quentin Tarantino at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival in southern France
Recently, we reported on the news that filmmaker Quentin Tarantino had an idea for a Star Trek movie, and that the pitch led to J.J. Abrams' intention to form a writer's room to bring that idea into reality. Well, Deadline has some more juicy details regarding the progress of the film. Deadline reports that Smith, who penned The Revenant, is the running favourite at the moment. Not because Smith isn't a good fit for the project or that he's a particularly bad writer, but that it'll be the first time that QT will be potentially directing a film that he himself didn't write.
Abrams is probably unable to direct another Star Trek film anytime soon as Disney has locked him to helm Star Wars: Episode IX.
The Star Trek franchise got its first F-word in October, courtesy of "Star Trek: Discovery", and now one of its films will reportedly be R-rated. The exception to this rule was Fox's Deadpool, but that film started out with modest ambitions before it caught on and became the biggest R rated film ever.
In the more than five decades since the original series premiered, "Star Trek" movies and TV shows have been a decidedly family friendly affair. If he's selected, he will overtake Justin Lin who directed 2016's Star Trek Beyond. The film grossed more than $783.1 million on a production budget of $58 million, according to Box Office Mojo. His next film, which is set around the Charles Manson murders, is set at Sony and was given an August 2019 release date, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the murder of Sharon Tate and four others on August 9, 1969. What do you guys think of a Star Trek movie from Quentin Tarantino?
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. Let us know your thoughts down below!
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