Remember last week when we learned that Quentin Tarantino and JJ Abrams were teaming up for a new Star Trek movie and we all assumed we were hallucinating? Well, that actually happened, and now there's a new update on the situation.
"Tarantino met for hours in a writers room with Mark L. Smith, Lindsey Beer, and Drew Pearce. They kicked around ideas and one of them will get the job. I’m hearing the frontrunner is Smith, who wrote The Revenant. The film will most certainly go where no Star Trek has gone before: Tarantino has required it to be R rated, and Paramount and Abrams agreed to that condition."
Yes, as insane as it sounds, Quentin Tarantino has been working with a roomful of writers on a new Star Trek movie (one of whom will write the script) and he wants it to be R-rated. Paramount and Abrams have agreed to this condition, and - again, according to Deadline - Tarantino is still interested in directing the film himself. I've checked Deadline's report on the matter several times and can assure you, against all odds, that this is what it says.
We're honestly having trouble believing any of this is real (side note: be sure to check out this post from Andrew Todd, which presents a very solid theory re: what Tarantino may be up to here) and need time to collect our thoughts. In the meantime, share your own opinions in the comments below.
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