Earlier this week, it was revealed that Quentin Tarantino had pitched an idea for a possible new Star Trek film, but we are now learning that the content is planned to be so adult in its themes, that it is going to warrant an R Rating, a first for the popular franchise. Tarantino reportedly has recently spent some time in a room with Mark L. Smith, Megan Amram, Drew Pearce, and Lindsey Beer as he attempts to find the right writer for the movie, and it would seem that Smith is the current frontrunner for it. Smith’s other credits include the 2007 film Vacancy, the 209 film The Hole, and he also wrote The Revenant, which not only swept up during the 2016 award season, but also finally gave Leonardo DiCaprio the Academy Award he deserved.
Both Paramount and J.J. Abrams have agreed to the R rating terms for the movie, something that mega-budget films are hesitant to do as it minimizes the viewing audience. Tarantino is, of course, no stranger to this rating, and apparently also hopes to direct the film, but there is nothing confirmed on that end just yet.
Tarantino’s current project is a film with Sony that’s rumored to be based on the Charles Manson murders of 1969, but instead of being a biopic, will be an ensemble film about the events that occurred during the time period and isn’t actually about the crime itself. It will be his first film release without The Weinstein Company and has an expected release date of August 9th, 2019, 50 years after the crimes took place.
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