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Quentin Tarantino And JJ Abrams Close To Picking Screenwriter

Quentin Tarantino And JJ Abrams Close To Picking Screenwriter

Deadline says that even though all the recent Trek feature films have been PG-13, Abrams and Paramount have agreed to the stipulation.

Secondly, the film will be written by Mark L. Smith, best known for writing the bear-on-Leonardo DiCaprio hardcore film The Revanant, and that, perhaps, is the most worrying detail to emerge in the last few days.

The room was said to include Mark L Smith, Drew Pearce and Lindsey Beer, with the view of one of them landing the job of turning Tarantino's idea into a screenplay.

Deadline have detailed that one of those three writers will win the project and the word over at the trade is that Smith, who wrote the Oscar-winning The Revanant, is the front runner to bag it. On top of that, "Deadpool" proved a year ago that even R-rated films can make a splash at the box office.




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. The series' third film, Star Trek Beyond, which opened on July 22, 2016 made over $343 million worldwide.

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. And it's not as if it's without precedent these days: Star Trek: Discovery has been pushing the boundaries on TV already thanks to the more relaxed regulations with home carrier CBS All Access. The film is now being called #9.

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. A new report today claims that Tarantino's Trek would boldly go where Star Trek movies have never gone before. Let us know in the comments.


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