Tarantino’s Star Trek Project Is Sweary And R-Rated

Quentin Tarantino – Star Trek

by Ben Travis |
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While Quentin Tarantino has most recently been hunkered down working on Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, his ninth film, the mega film-geek director has also been linked to a Star Trek project – an idea that he pitched to Paramount, which is now being worked on by a group of writers. And while Gene Roddenberry’s sci-fi universe has largely been one void of swearing (Star Trek: Discovery aside), like all things QT, this Star Trek would set phasers to ‘F-bomb’.

Speaking in the upcoming new issue of Empire, Tarantino confirmed that his new frontier for Star Trek will be swear-laden (“Oh yeah!”), and that it will be R-rated if he steps behind the camera. “It’s an R-rated movie,” he said. “If I do it, it’ll be R-rated.” As for the latest stage of the project, the filmmaker said: “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.” When Once Upon A Time In Hollywood hits the big screen later this summer, it sounds like QT could be setting off at Warp speed into cosmic science fiction.

In the new issue of Empire, we go inside the edit suite on Tarantino’s latest, getting the inside story on the summer’s coolest movie – plus we talk to Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Margot Robbie about their roles in QT’s 1969 odyssey. All that, and the director answers your questions in The People Vs. Quentin Tarantino. Pick up a copy on newsstands from Thursday 13 June.

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