TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - December 8, 2017
Attention cinema snobs, your worlds are colliding! Quentin Tarantino mentioned in an off-hand way recently that he'd like to direct a Star Trek movie, and J.J. Abrams thought that was a great idea and fast-tracked it because he makes the money—and rolls the nickels.
Now Deadline is reporting that this is indeed really happening. After getting the go-ahead from Abrams and Paramount, Tarantino pitched his idea to a trio of writers—Mark L. Smith (The Revenant), Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3), and Lindsey Beer (2020's Godzilla vs Kong)—and will be deciding which of them will write the script. Tarantino is first making his film about the Manson family murders in the summer of 1969, and once that premieres in 2019, he'll hopefully have a completed script to go and shoot.
Now, there's been no word on whether this will be a continuation of the previous three movies beginning with 2009's Star Trek, or if this is completely separate. It will, however, be guaranteed an R rating, due to Tarantino's blood lust and love of the profanity. Will this be the first Star Trek film where someone drops an N-bomb? Will there be a discussion about whether or not Uhura and Spock have tried anal? Will Samuel L. Jackson have had it with these monkey-fighting tribbles on this Monday to Friday starship? Only time will tell. I honestly can't believe this actually happening.