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Quentin Tarantino confirms his Star Trek movie will be R-rated and profanity-laced if he directs it

‘To f***ing boldly go!’ Quentin Tarantino confirms his Star Trek movie will be R-rated and profanity-laced if he directs it

It’s always been a family friendly franchise. 

But if Quentin Tarantino does get to helm a new Star Trek movie, as he’s said he wants to do, then Captain Kirk and his crew will be boldly going where no PG USS Enterprise has gone before.

‘If I do it, it’ll be R-rated,’ the filmmaker, 56, told Britain’s Empire magazine in an interview published Wednesday.

He also confirmed there would be plenty of profanity-laced dialogue in the movie too.

Pulling no punches: Quentin Tarantino says there’s a script for a new Star Trek movie and if he directs it, the family friendly franchise will get its first R-rated profanity-laced film

The Reservoir Dogs and Kill Bill helmer revealed in late 2017 that he wanted to make a Star Trek movie and had been talking with JJ Abrams about it, adding the caveat that the project would only happen if Paramount approved a more adult version.

Paramount owns the rights to the Star Trek movie franchise and Abrams has either produced or directed the last three movies in the series.

After unveiling his latest movie Once Upon A Time In Hollywood at the Cannes Film Festival last month, Tarantino says he now has the time to go back to his Star Trek idea. 

‘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,’ he explained to Empire. 

R-rated: The Reservoir Dogs and Kill Bill helmer revealed in late 2017 he wanted to make a Star Trek movie, adding that it would only happen if Paramount approved an adult version

R-rated: The Reservoir Dogs and Kill Bill helmer revealed in late 2017 he wanted to make a Star Trek movie, adding that it would only happen if Paramount approved an adult version

Original: Created by Gene Roddenberry, Star Trek premiered on NBC in 1966 and ran for three seasons. It starred William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk and Leonard Nimoy as Spock

Original: Created by Gene Roddenberry, Star Trek premiered on NBC in 1966 and ran for three seasons. It starred William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk and Leonard Nimoy as Spock

Back in action: In 1979, Paramount revived the franchise for the big screen with the original TV cast and the studio went on to make a further five films ending with 1991's Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

Back in action: In 1979, Paramount revived the franchise for the big screen with the original TV cast and the studio went on to make a further five films ending with 1991’s Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

Second incarnation: In 2009, Star Trek was rebooted for the big screen with the same beloved characters but played by a group of younger stars including Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto

Second incarnation: In 2009, Star Trek was rebooted for the big screen with the same beloved characters but played by a group of younger stars including Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto

Created by Gene Roddenberry, Star Trek premiered on NBC in 1966 and ran for three seasons.

The show made international stars of its cast headed up by William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise and Leonard Nimoy as the half-Vulcan, half-human Mr. Spock.

In 1979, Paramount revived the franchise for the big screen with the original TV cast and the studio went on to make a further five films ending with 1991’s Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

In 2009, it was rebooted for the big screen with the same beloved characters but played by a group of younger stars including Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana.

The last movie Star Trek Beyond was released in 2016.

Tarantino famously launched his Hollywood career with the gritty R-rated Reservoir Dogs released in 1992

The cult director followed up in 1994 with Pulp Fiction starring Uma Thurman

Cult director: Tarantino famously launched his Hollywood career with the gritty R-rated Reservoir Dogs released in 1992, left, and his 1994 follow-up Pulp Fiction, right

Tarantino famously launched his Hollywood career with the gritty R-rated Reservoir Dogs released in 1992 and his 1994 follow-up Pulp Fiction.

He went on to do Jackie Brown in 1997, Kill Bill: Vol. 1 in 2003 and Kill Bill: Vol. 2 in 2004 and then 2009’s Inglorious Basterds, 2012’s Django Unchained and 2015’s The Hateful Eight.

His Charles Manson era movie Once Upon A Time In Hollywood opens in movie theatres on July 26 and on Tuesday, Sony Pictures dropped a new poster for it featuring stars Brad Pitt , Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie. 

Coming soon: On Tuesday, Sony Pictures dropped a new poster for Tarantino's Once Upon A Time in Hollywood which opens in movie theatres on July 26

Coming soon: On Tuesday, Sony Pictures dropped a new poster for Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time in Hollywood which opens in movie theatres on July 26 

 

 

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