Quentin Tarantino And JJ Abrams Close To Picking Screenwriter

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Quentin Tarantino is going where no man has gone before-he's developing a new R-rated Star Trek feature film.

The report also indicates that Tarantino is interested in directing the project. Most mega budget tent poles restrict the film to a PG-13 rating in an effort to maximize the audience. 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.

The first and most important piece of information: The planned film will be rated R, which we can only imagine is a significantly easier sell to the studio after the heavy success of films like Deadpool and Logan, which took their nerdy and childish pedigree and crafted successful adult-appealing takes on the material.

Smith is reportedly the frontrunner to get the gig, which would be significant as the first person to co-write a screenplay for a Tarantino-directed film since Roger Avary co-wrote Pulp Fiction. 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. However, with Star Trek only being based on an idea from him (rather than being wholly written and directed by him), we can't help but wonder if this will be more of a side deal for him, than his actual 10th film.

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Abrams for a new story in the Star Trek series.

Tarantino has never taken on a franchise in the film world before, and his involvement is Trek is tentative. His 1969-set Manson Murders drama that he's shooting next summer is #9, which would make Star Trek #10 if he indeed makes it. The film is now being called #9.

The Curious Case of Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek Movie keeps getting weirder and weirder. What do you guys think of a Star Trek movie from Quentin Tarantino? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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