Quentin Tarantino has reportedly received permission for his Star Trek movie to be R-rated in order to fulfil his typically dark vision for the film.
Earlier this week, it was reported that the Pulp Fiction director had struck a deal to helm a Star Trek movie in what could potentially prove to be his final film behind the camera before retiring.
But while Star Trek has traditionally shied away from extreme violence, Deadline reports that both Paramount and JJ Abrams have approved Tarantino’s R-rated vision.
It’s claimed that the recent success of R-rated blockbusters including Deadpool and Logan convinced the studio that Tarantino’s film could be a success too.
Tarantino has also reportedly met with prospective writers for the film, including Oscar winning scribe Mark L.Smith, who previously wrote The Revenant in 2015.
However, it’s unlikely that the film will be hitting cinemas anytime soon as Tarantino is currently busy working on his latest film – which is set during the Summer of Love and reportedly inspired by the Manson Family murders.
“Set in Los Angeles in the summer of 1969, Tarantino’s upcoming movie, according to a source who read the script, focuses on a male TV actor who’s had one hit series and his looking for a way to get into the film business”, Vanity Fair previously claimed.
“His sidekick—who’s also his stunt double—is looking for the same thing. The horrific murder of Sharon Tate and four of her friends by Charles Manson’s cult of followers serves as a backdrop to the main story.”