Quentin Tarantino's F-king 'Star Trek' Movie Will Be Rated R

Lawrence Kim
December 8, 2017

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. 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. A writers room was assembled incredibly quickly, and Tarantino spent hours with scribes Mark L. Smith (The Revenant), Lindsey Beer (Chaos Walking), and Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) to kick around ideas on how to tackle Tarantino's approach.

However, two recent R-rated entries into the previously family friendly superhero genre - that would be the irreverent "Deadpool" in 2016 and the brooding "Logan" earlier this year - made boatloads of money and were showered with praise, perhaps giving Paramount the initiative to green light a more adult take on "Star Trek".

It sounds like Tarantino will most-likely involve some kind of Klingon bloodbath in his film.

Abrams for a new story in the Star Trek series. 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. Tarantino usually takes quite a bit of time between projects, but thus far everything about this Star Trek movie has been atypical for the Oscar-winning writer/director. He is now working on a film about the Manson family due in theaters in August of 2019. The film is now being called #9.

Quentin Tarantino and Star Trek are two things we had never thought about in the same sentence. The illustrious filmmaker, who is still plotting a '60s period drama known only as #9, will presumably bow out after his contribution to the Star Trek franchise, given Tarantino has always vowed to retire after his tenth directorial effort. The characters don't know it, but we know it.

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