Quentin Taratino, the acclaimed director of grisly R-rated classic films like ‘Pulp Fiction’ and ‘Inglorious Bastards’ is reportedly working to direct a future Star Trek film with fellow Hollywood heavyweight J.J. Abrams producing, under the Paramount Studios umbrella. This odd pairing of the two wildly different directors sees both of them working with a beloved franchise that has never gone into the realm of ‘R’ rated content. Currently the project is in preproduction with a script in the works for the potential film.
Do we get Captain Kirk and Spock swearing at each other about what the French call Big Mac sandwiches? I sincerely hope so.
Abrams helped reinvigorate Star Trek with a 2009 film reboot starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto which saw success, followed it up with 2013’s ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’. He continued on in a executive producer role of the revamped Trek series with last year’s ‘Beyond’ which was directed by Justin Lin (‘Fast & Furious’). As if Abrams who already broke ground with the ‘LOST’ TV series and ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, he now is going to tag team with one of the most successful ‘outlaw’ directors in the movie business.
Screen Junkies News breaks down all the geeky possibilities about where Tarantino can go with the Star Trek universe.