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Quentin Tarantino's 'Star Trek'? Rated R; Patrick Stewart Wants In

Quentin Tarantino's 'Star Trek'? Rated R; Patrick Stewart Wants In

Vanguard Award recipient Quentin Tarantino attends Sundance NEXT FEST After Dark at The Theater at The Ace Hotel on Aug. 10, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images For Sundance )

By    |   Friday, 08 December 2017 03:50 PM

If Quentin Tarantino directs a "Star Trek" movie, it would be rated R but could persuade Patrick Stewart to reprise his role as Captain Picard.

According to Deadline, just days after Tarantino proposed a "Star Trek" idea to Paramount and J.J. Abrams, a writer’s room was assembled and the idea is going forward. One of the conditions of Tarantino’s involvement, however, was that the film be R rated like Tarantino’s other movies (“Pulp Fiction,” “Kill Bill,” “Reservoir Dogs”) all have been.  

Writers involved in the writer’s room included Mark L. Smith, Lindsey Beer, Drew Pearce, and Megan Amram — one of which is likely to be the writer chosen for the script, Deadline reported. 

An R-rated movie is usually seen as a risk because it limits the audience, but Tarantino’s popularity and the recent Marvel film "Deadpool" becoming the biggest-selling R-rated movie in history may have emboldened filmmakers to give a saucier "Star Trek" a try, Deadline suggested.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Stewart, who starred in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and other "Star Trek" films, has expressed interest in reprising his role as Jean-Lu Picard if Tarantino directs the film.

“One of my dreams is to work with Tarantino ... if there was the possibility of dear old Jean-Luc showing up again and doing that for Mr. Tarantino, I would embrace it,” Stewart said, THR reported.  

“The one thing that characterizes all of his movies is that frame by frame, it always challenges, always demands your attention, always demands a very kind of open and generous response to what he does,” Stewart continued. 

There have been 13 "Star Trek" movies since 1979. The most recent, last year’s "Star Trek Beyond," was positively received and grossed $343.5 million worldwide.

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