On Monday, we reported that Quentin Tarantino had determined he needed to make a Star Trek film, growing a pitch with J.J. Abrams that he had then offered to Paramount. The studio thought his pitch was a “nice concept” and shortly started in search of writers who might flesh out his idea into an precise film concept, all with the final word objective being for Tarantino to hopefully direct the movie himself.
We nonetheless don’t know something in regards to the plot of Tarantino’s pitch, however apparently Paramount is so enthusiastic about it that it’s actually transferring ahead fairly shortly. In response to Deadline, Tarantino met for “hours” with the group of writers that Paramount had assembled—together with Mark L. Smith, Lindsey Beer, and Drew Pearce—with all of them workshopping concepts as an audition of kinds to see who will get the screenwriting job. Deadline says that Revenant author Smith is the frontrunner, and if Tarantino does find yourself directing, that may make this one among solely a handful of initiatives he has ever directed that he didn’t additionally write.
In the meantime, Paramount has additionally reportedly agreed to make the film R-rated, which was apparently an necessary a part of the deal for Tarantino. We joked in our unique story that this film might have extra makes use of of the phrase “motherfucker” than the typical Star Trek film, however now it’s beginning to seem like that may actually be doable.