A while back weird but fucking awesome movie news came when Quentin Tarantino was rumored to not only be associated with a Star Trek movie, but an R-rated one to boot. Could such a possibility break Tarantino’s long streak of shit movies (see: The Hateful Eight Sucks), but also the streak of Star Trek mediocrity?
Lately, the director has been talking about this again:
“I just don’t think it’s that big of a deal but if I’m going to do it, then I’m going to do it my way. If you’ve seen my nine movies, you kind of know my way is an R-rated way and a way that is without certain restrictions. So that goes part and parcel. I think it would be more controversial if I said I’m going to do a PG movie and it’s going to fit exactly in the universe. It’s not me. What the f–k am I doing? I mean I didn’t even do that when I did that CSI episode
…As long as Paramount likes the idea and the script they almost got nothing to lose right now when it comes to Star Trek. Deadpool showed that you can rethink these things, do them in a different way. So really, even before JJ knew what the idea was, his feeling was, if it wants to be an R rating, fine. If it wants to be the Wild Bunch in space, fine.
It could be funny. Klingons telling expletive-laden anecdotes at the bar, before savagely skewering one another over a minor disagreement.