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Quentin Tarantino And JJ Abrams Close To Picking Screenwriter

Quentin Tarantino And JJ Abrams Close To Picking Screenwriter

Tarantino usually takes quite a bit of time between projects, but thus far everything about this Star Trek movie has been atypical for the Oscar-winning writer/director.

If you've been following the movie news in the past few days, you've probably heard about the utterly freakish tale of the JJ Abrams-produced and Quentin Tarantino-involved Star Trek movie, which went from idle fanboy dream to on the studio fast-track in the span of about three days. Abrams liked it, Paramount seems to like it, and Tarantino has now presented it to a writers' room of scribes, and they seem to like it too.

Now, we've gained a little more clarity on the project.

The Star Trek franchise got its first F-word in October, courtesy of "Star Trek: Discovery", and now one of its films will reportedly be R-rated.

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The other key thing that's been revealed about the movie is its rating - apparently, true to Tarantino's main body of work, this film will enjoy an R-rating.

And in pushing ahead with his plans, Deadline reports that Tarantino recently met with writers Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3), Lindsey Beer (Chaos Walking) and Mark L. Smith (The Revenant) to throw around plans and see who might be the best fit for the scripting job.

As confirmed by a report from Deadline, Quentin Tarantino pitched an idea to Paramount Pictures and producer J.J.

However, two recent R-rated entries into the previously family friendly superhero genre - that would be the irreverent "Deadpool" in 2016 and the brooding "Logan" earlier this year - made boatloads of money and were showered with praise, perhaps giving Paramount the initiative to green light a more adult take on "Star Trek". Admittedly, it's hard to write a story about pacifist characters who avoid unnecessary conflict. If the script is to Tarantino's liking, he'll direct this Star Trek movie.