It’s crazy… but Quentin Tarantino may make a Star Trek movie.
And if he does, it’s going to be R-Rated.
According to Deadline, the iconic filmmaker, whose hits include Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, is currently working on a Star Trek movie alongside J.J. Abrams.
“Already busy prepping to direct the film he just set up at Sony Pictures, Quentin Tarantino is also planning to boldly go where he has not gone before,” they revealed. “Tarantino has come up with a great idea for a Star Trek movie at Paramount.”
“After sharing his idea with JJ Abrams (who himself is busy prepping Star Wars Episode IX), I’ve heard the plan is to assemble a writers room of scribes who’ll hear Tarantino’s take and begin to put together a movie,” they added. “If it all works out, Tarantino might direct it, with Abrams producing.”
Of course, this would be a huge deal if it all pans out.
Tarantino is known for making his own original movies, and this would mark the very first time he’s taken on a Hollywood franchise. But is Tarantino the right fit? It certainly allows Star Trek to boldly go in new directions – bold being the operative word. But as he’s known for his blood-drenched visuals, the thought of a Tarantino sci-fi movie might well strike fear into the heart of even the most stoic Klingon.
“He has spoken about the appeal of taking on one of the James Bond movies, but the hard part of something like that is getting the rights holders to give him a wide creative swath that comes along with a final cut auteur like Tarantino.”
It’s certainly a remarkable time… and the fact that Paramount is even considering this suggests some big changes for the beloved sci-fi franchise. Especially, as new reports suggest that Tarantino is already working to create an R-Rated Star Trek film.
And that would be a first for the long-standing sci-fi franchise.
“The film will most certainly go where no Star Trek has gone before,” reports Deadline. “Tarantino has required it to be R rated and Paramount and Abrams agreed to that condition.”
But will Tarantino’s Star Trek be as bold as we expect?
That all depends on how much control Paramount gives him to make his own movie.
For now, we’ll have to wait and see.