CBR confirmed screenwriter, Mark L. Smith, has been beamed aboard Quentin Tarantino’s Star Trek.
Smith, best known for writing the Oscar-winning film The Revenant, was an early favorite for the film after he and Tarantino brought together a writing room to develop their film with Paramount Pictures. Smith is currently working on the horror film Overlord, which is set to release in October 2018.
Tarantino discussed his love for Star Trek in September on Christ Hardwick’s Nerdist podcast. Tarantino mentioned his love for specific episodes and his desire to expand on some of his favorite episodes. He believes that he could do the series justice with a big budget and months of production. He says, “the only thing that limited them was their ’60s budget and eight-day shooting schedule…You could take some of the classic Star Trek episodes and easily expand them to 90 minutes or more and really do some amazing, amazing stuff.”
Patrick Stewart has expressed interest in returning as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Tarantino’s Star Trek. Tarantino says his Star Trek will be rated R and more mature. No other details have been revealed about Tarantino’s Star Trek.
Source: CBR and Hollywood Reporter
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