Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Quentin Tarantino's 'Star Trek' movie to be R-rated, reports say

Quentin Tarantino's 'Star Trek' movie to be R-rated, reports say Quentin Tarantino's 'Star Trek' movie to be R-rated, reports say
Stacy Diaz | 08 December, 2017, 09:35

If you've been following the movie news in the past few days, you've probably heard about the utterly weird 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.

There's no word yet on whether Tarantino's version of Trek would feature Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto - they're contracted for a Star Trek Beyond sequel- or a totally different crew. It's looking likely that Tarantino will sit in the director's chair himself (although nothing is set in stone just yet), and he's definitely outsourcing the movie's script to a team of writers.

We'll bring you more on the Tarantino Star Trek movie as it comes our way.

The other key thing that's been revealed about the movie is its rating - apparently, true to Tarantino's main body of work, this film will enjoy an R-rating. They kicked around ideas and one of them will get the job.

Also according to the report, Tarantino has asked for an R-rating for this potential project, which is not surprising given his filmography is nearly entirely R-rated films. The idea of a movie that's dripping with blood and gore feels even further removed from the core optimism of Gene Roddenberry's vision of the future.

This is a relatively wild path for the Star Trek movie franchise to go down in a post-Beyond world, but it's not like there isn't precedent for it - this year's Star Trek: Discovery, which drew controversy from fans for some scenes of violence and two characters using "fuck" as an expletive, was rated TV-MA, the equivalent of an R-rating for movies. Admittedly, it's hard to write a story about pacifist characters who avoid unnecessary conflict.

Abrams is probably unable to direct another Star Trek film anytime soon as Disney has locked him to helm Star Wars: Episode IX.