Entertainment Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Star Trek’ Will Be R-Rated: ‘The Revenant’s Mark L. Smith Frontrunner Scribe

01:24  08 december  2017
01:24  08 december  2017 Source:   deadline.com

Star Trek fight: William Shatner blocks Jason Isaacs on Twitter after comments

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Deadline is reporting that after meeting with a writers room containing Mark L . Smith ( The Revenant ), Lindsey Beer (Godzilla vs. Kong), and Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3), Tarantino ’ s ready to go…provided it’ s an R - rated Star Trek movie.

Quentin Tarantino, J.J. Abrams are posing for a picture© Provided by Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: After Deadline this week revealed that Quentin Tarantino pitched a Star Trek film to JJ Abrams and Paramount, the whole thing is moving at warp speed. Tarantino met for hours in a writers room with Mark L. Smith, Lindsey Beer, and Drew Pearce. They kicked around ideas and one of them will get the job. I’m hearing the frontrunner is Smith, who wrote The Revenant. The film will most certainly go where no Star Trek has gone before: Tarantino has required it to be R rated, and Paramount and Abrams agreed to that condition.

Most mega budget tent poles restrict the film to a PG-13 rating in an effort to maximize the audience. That was the reason that Guillermo Del Toro’s $150 million At The Mountains of Madness didn’t go forward at Universal, even though Tom Cruise was ready to star. 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.

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The Revenant ' s Mark L . Smith is the frontrunner to write the film' s script. Earlier this week, it was revealed that Quentin Tarantino is currently eyeing Star Trek as his potentially final film.

Quentin Tarantino ’ s ‘ Star Trek ’ Will Be R - Rated : ‘ The Revenant ’ s Mark L . Smith Frontrunner Scribe . Tarantino met for hours in a writers room with Mark L . Smith , Lindsey Beer, Drew Pearce and Megan Amram.

That rating was crucially important to Tarantino, who hopes to direct this Star Trek and who has helmed R rated films his entire career. Imagine how this could open storytelling lanes, or even what the banter on the bridge of the Starship Enterprise might be, if you conjure up memories of the conversations between Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta in Pulp Fiction, or the banter at the diner between robbers before the heist gone wrong that triggered the action in Reservoir Dogs.

Smith is best known for writing the Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu-directed The Revenant and subsequently overhauled Overlord, the WWII thriller that Abrams’ Bad Robot is producing for Paramount. Pearce’s script credits include Iron Man 3, Sherlock Holmes 3, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation and the TV series Runaway TV; he just directed his script Hotel Artemis; Beer’s credits are mostly upcoming, and include the Doug Liman-directed Chaos Walking, as well as Godzilla Vs. Kong, Masters of the Universe, Barbarella and Dungeons and Dragons, all big scale stuff.

Quentin Tarantino's Manson Movie Gets Release Date Timed to 50th Anniversary of Murders

  Quentin Tarantino's Manson Movie Gets Release Date Timed to 50th Anniversary of Murders August 9, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of actress Sharon Tate's murder at the behest of Charles Manson . It's also the release date for Quentin Tarantino's next and ninth movie. That's provocative timing, since the untitled film is reportedly set in 1969, against the backdrop of the Manson Family cult's killing spree. Very few plot details have emerged, but it supposedly focuses on a TV star and his stunt double who are trying to break onto the big screen. No actors have signed to star in the film, though Tarantino is wooing previous collaborators Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, and hoping to get Margot Robbie to play Tate. Sony won the fierce bidding war for the project after the takedown of Tarantino's longtime producer, Harvey Weinstein, over sexual harassment and rape allegations. The so-called Manson Family murdered Tate (then eight-and-a-half months pregnant) and four others at the home the actress shared with director husband Roman Polanski. Manson and his followers were convicted and sent to prison. Manson died a couple of weeks ago while serving multiple life sentences.

Quentin Tarantino ’ s ‘ Star Trek ’ Will Be R - Rated : ‘ The Revenant ’ s Mark L . Smith Frontrunner Scribe . After Deadline this week revealed that Quentin Tarantino pitched a Star Trek film to JJ Abrams and Paramount, the whole thing is moving at warp speed.

Quentin Tarantino On Star Trek And How He Would Direct A Star Trek Movie - Duration: 7:45. Yellow King Film Boy 231,766 views. Will Ferrell and Chad Smith Talk About Their Rivalry - Duration: 6:08. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 11,079,692 views.

They will lock one of the three quickly (if there is a front runner, it might be Smith), and the film will be scripted based on Tarantino’s idea while Tarantino is filming his next film about the Manson summer of 1969, which got set at Sony and has I, Tonya‘s Margot Robbie poised to play Sharon Tate, and Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt all having met with the filmmaker about roles.

Related video: Here’s a Fake Trailer for That Tarantino Star Trek Movie (via NYMag.com)

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