Depart it to Quentin Tarantino to drop one final main bombshell proper earlier than the top of the 12 months. Film lovers had been seemingly shocked to study that Tarantino was in talks to direct a Star Trek movie with the complete authority of Paramount and J.J. Abrams behind him. Final month, it was reported that Tarantino had pitched an concept for a Star Trek film to Abrams and the studio, however that he would not be writing the script. Now the venture appears to be transferring ahead, as a writers room has assembled and now Mark L. Smith, the author of The Revenant, has been chosen to pen the screenplay.
Paramount has chosen Mark L. Smith to jot down up Quentin Tarantino’s Star Trek film. Smith was part of a writers room that included Megan Amram, Lindsey Beer and Drew Pearce to workshop Tarantino’s concept with the acclaimed director. In line with Deadline, Smith was reportedly the frontrunner for the gig and he has now reached a take care of Paramount. The author caught the eye of J.J. Abrams and Paramount after his work on the screenplay for Overlord, an upcoming Dangerous Robotic-produced WWII thriller about two American troopers caught behind enemy traces on D-Day. Smith will write up the Star Trek script based mostly on an concept from Tarantino, which could possibly be a feature-length adaptation of a basic Star Trek episode.
This Quentin Tarantino-Star Trek venture retains getting curiouser and curiouser — in a great way! Mark L. Smith is probably greatest identified for writing The Revenant, the wilderness survival drama that lastly scored Leonardo DiCaprio an Oscar. That film had large swaths of silence whereas Tarantino is understood to jot down 165-page scripts of largely dialogue. Tarantino often directs all the flicks he writes, so it will be very fascinating to see how Smith’s script matches with Tarantino’s distinctive voice.
Quentin Tarantino is seeking to direct this Star Trek film, which is able to be R-Rated like the remainder of the Pulp Fiction director’s filmography. Mark L. Smith will write the script whereas Tarantino is busy engaged on his ninth film, an untitled project about 1969 that makes use of the Manson Household murders as a backdrop. The movie is courting major star power after Sony gained an intense bidding war for the distribution rights. Tarantino has reportedly requested Margo Robbie to play Sharon Tate (famously murdered by the Manson Household) whereas Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, and Leonardo DiCaprio are additionally seeking to be part of the ensemble forged. It is unknown if Tarantino is counting the Star Trek venture as his tenth and final film or if he nonetheless has yet one more authentic concept he needs to verify off.
That is definitely one of the crucial uncommon and thrilling pairings in current reminiscence, so you may guess we’ll be protecting our eyes open for extra information on Quentin Tarantino and his Star Trek film. Within the meantime, get pumped for a brand new 12 months of flicks with our 2018 release guide!