Wants His Star Trek Film To Be R-Rated

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The report also indicates that Tarantino is interested in directing the project. 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.

According to a new Deadline Hollywood report, the Hateful Eight and Pulp Fiction filmmaker's proposed Star Trek movie is meant to be rated R, which would mark a first for the Paramount Pictures franchise and a rarity in the realm of big-budget tentpole movies. The expensive R film has only come back into vogue in recent years with tentpoles like Mad Max: Fury Road, Logan, Deadpool, and Blade Runner 2049. Now, the trade has revealed a new detail that promises to take Star Trek in a bold new direction: The new film will be rated R.

That idea would then be written by someone and hopefully directed by Tarantino himself. Writers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay were originally pegged to draft a Star Trek 4 that involved Chris Hemsworth's return as Kirk's father George, but that appears to be in limbo. The second installment, Star Trek Into Darkness, earned more than $460 million worldwide when it opened in May 2013. And it's not as if it's without precedent these days: Star Trek: Discovery has been pushing the boundaries on TV already thanks to the more relaxed regulations with home carrier CBS All Access.

Tarantino has never taken on a franchise in the film world before, and his involvement is Trek is tentative.

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Currently, Tarantino is hard at work prepping his next film, which is set in 1969 against the Manson murders. The film is now being called #9.

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

Deadline reports the Quentin Tarantino Star Trek movie will actually be rated-R, which is a first for the franchise, as Tarantino mandated it so, and that Abrams and Paramount agreed to the condition. Let us know your thoughts down below!

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