Quentin Tarantino wants to make an R-rated Star Trek movie and yes, it will be very sweary
Quentin Tarantino knows what kind of Star Trek movie he’d like to make -.and it would be R-rated.
The Once Upon A Time In Hollywood director has spoken about his vision for a new frontier of Star Trek, confirming that he’s still keen to get his hands on the sci-fi film’s script.
But, in true Tarantino style, the filmmaker won’t be observing the traditional no-swears policy and instead wants to make it profanity-laden.
‘It’s an R-rated movie. If I do it, it’ll be R-rated,’ he told Empire, referring to America’s ‘restricted’ viewing certificate for film audience under 17.
‘There’s a script that exists for it now. I need to weigh in on it, but I haven’t been able to do that yet.’
Asked whether he wants to use swear words in the script, he answered: ‘Oh yeah!’
In the history of the Star Trek franchise, fans have heard little worse than a ‘dammit’ out of the characters.
Star Trek: Generations was the first series to use the s-word, followed by a double f-bomb on Star Trek: Discovery in 2017.
Already it seems like Tarantino’s vision has progressed as far as the script stage, even though Tarantino has not officially signed on to make it into a film.
It’s been two years since the Pulp Fiction creator hinted that a meeting about making a Star Trek film was ‘worth having’.
He had previously mentioned on the Nerdist podcast in 2015 that he would be more inclined to direct a Star Trek film that a Star Wars one.
Then, in December 2017, it was reported that Tarantino was in talks to team up with producer JJ Abrams.
According to Deadline, Tarantino had already come up with the storyline for the next movie and was keen to take the reins for the Star Trek franchise.
JJ apparently agreed for Tarantino to meet with a team of writers to take his idea to the next level.
Tarantino normally writes and directs his own films, and has only influenced two episodes of CSI and one episode ER on the small screen, so there has already been speculation over what the film would be like.
His latest epic, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, is due out in August but before it was made, Tarantino previously warned that he could have just two more films left in him.
So could Star Trek be one of them? If he can bend the anti-swear rules then, f**k yeah.
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