We learned this week that Quentin Tarantino had pitched a Star Trek film to Paramount and J.J. Abrams, and now Deadline is reporting that early development has already begun. Tarantino just spent hours in a writers room with Mark L. Smith, Lindsay Beer and Drew Pearce, throwing around ideas in the quest to hire one of them to write the script.
According to the site, Smith, who wrote The Revenant, is the frontrunner.
Most exciting/unexpected of all? Tarantino, who plans on directing, made Paramount and Abrams agree to the film being “R” rated, which would be a first for the franchise.
Let’s recap all the crazy ideas at play here:
- 1) Tarantino directing a franchise film
- 2) Tarantino directing a film he’s not writing
- 3) A franchise film he didn’t write potentially being Tarantino’s final film
- 4) Star Trek getting an R rated movie
Why the hell not, right? If Tarantino wants to do it, we damn sure want him to!