Earlier this week, we got the ridiculous report that Quentin Tarantino not only pitched a Star Trek movie, but that JJ Abrams was allegedly drafting up a writers room alongside Tarantino to help bring it to life. Abrams, who sparked to the pitch and quickly made this official. He has one condition for it. It's a first for the franchise, but Paramount is in something of a bind as the series has yet to really take off the way it had hoped at the box office, so clearly they've sparked to this left-field idea of having Quentin Freaking Tarantino direct it. Seemingly gone are the talks of an alleged continuation that would have seen Chris Hemsworth return as Captain Kirk's long-dead father; instead, we now have utterly freaky ideas like this one floating around the Trek universe - one that operates in uncertain times, at least on the silver screen. On top of that, "Deadpool" proved a year ago that even R-rated films can make a splash at the box office.
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 Star Trek franchise has been overshadowed by Star Wars recently, but Paramount Pictures is determined to make the franchise a hit.
Work on the script will continue as Tarantino shoots his next film, an untitled period crime drama, and then he'll make any decision once that is complete.
Regardless, this whole thing is kind of insane and it's moving really fast. While Tarantino hasn't been confirmed as the Star Trek director, we may just see him journey to the final frontier if everything pans out. We'll likely hear more soon, but what do you think about an R-rated Star Trek movie folks?