Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek Movie Will Be R-Rated, Because Of Course

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The rating was a sticking point in order for Tarantino to sign on as director (all of his films have carried the rating), and Paramount agreed to those terms.

Per Deadline, Smith is now the frontrunner to land the job, but the bigger news is that this Star Trek movie will be R-rated. Now comes word that it may lean more towards his own sensibilities, with all agreeing that the film is going to be R-Rated in the US.

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The report also says screenwriters Mark L. Smith (The Revenant), Lindsey Beer (the upcoming Kingkiller Chronicle), and Drew Pearce (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation) are in the running to pen the script, with Smith as the apparent frontrunner. The next film could take a very different direction with Quentin Tarantino involved in the project. The exception to this rule was Fox's Deadpool, but that film started out with modest ambitions before it caught on and became the biggest R rated film ever. Now, the trade has revealed a new detail that promises to take Star Trek in a bold new direction: The new film will be rated R. Smith is reportedly the front-runner for the job of penning the first draft of what would be the next Star Trek movie. If he's selected, he will overtake Justin Lin who directed 2016's Star Trek Beyond. His next film, which is set around the Charles Manson murders, is set at Sony and was given an August 2019 release date, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the murder of Sharon Tate and four others on August 9, 1969. The film grossed more than $783.1 million on a production budget of $58 million, according to Box Office Mojo. Well, the gist of it is that the Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction filmmaker has essentially come up with a fantastic idea that has blown the socks off current Star Trek series producer J.J. Abrams, so much so that the filmmaker immediately assembled a writer's room to get those ideas down. Let us know in the comments.