Quentin Tarantino's 'Star Trek' Will Be R-Rated; Writers Room Revealed

Quentin Tarantino's 'Star Trek' Will Be R-Rated; Writers Room Revealed

Quentin Tarantino's 'Star Trek' Will Be R-Rated; Writers Room Revealed

If you've been following the movie news in the past few days, you've probably heard about the utterly freaky tale of the JJ Abrams-produced and Quentin Tarantino-involved Star Trek movie, which went from idle fanboy dream to on the studio fast-track in the span of about three days. This was apparently Tarantino's condition for letting Paramount use his idea, and it's likely that the decision to take this tone came in large part thanks to the success of films like Deadpool, Logan, and IT, all of which have proven that gory content won't necessarily preclude a movie from enjoying a large box office taking. While big-budget, R-rated studio films were the norm in the '80s and '90s (Terminator 2, Rambo III, True Lies, The Matrix), the practice died down in the 2000s, with many previously-violent and profanity-laden franchises downgraded to PG-13 (Die Hard, Terminator, etc).

That being said, R rated films have managed to make a lot of money recently.

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The screenwriting candidates are Mark L. Smith (The Revenant), Lindsey Beer (an up and coming writer with number of summer action movies for 2018), and Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3). In addition to brainstorming ideas, it's been reported that one of them will actually get the gig to write the film, and that the current frontrunner is Smith.

Abrams for a new story in the Star Trek series. The series' third film, Star Trek Beyond, which opened on July 22, 2016 made over $343 million worldwide.

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The Star Trek film is reportedly moving quickly. 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.

Not to mention Tarantino himself has directed R rated movies his entire life and his films have mostly been huge hits.

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Star Trek fans might have to prep themselves to boldly go where no motherf***er has gone before. Let us know your thoughts down below!

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