There are an very bad lot of corrupt leaders and petty squabbles in the Kelvin timeline, which feels far removed from the Star Fleet of Roddenberry's work, which is made up of admittedly imperfect people who always strive to be the best they can be.
The Star Trek franchise got its first F-word in October, courtesy of "Star Trek: Discovery", and now one of its films will reportedly be R-rated. He has one condition for it. Well, the gist of it is that the Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction filmmaker has essentially come up with a fantastic idea that has blown the socks off current Star Trek series producer J.J. Abrams, so much so that the filmmaker immediately assembled a writer's room to get those ideas down.
We'll bring you more on the Tarantino Star Trek movie as it comes our way.
Now, Tarantino has been pretty adamant about the fact that he's only making 10 films and then he's retiring.
This isn't a dealbreaker, and there's still a lot of fun to be had with modern Star Trek. Would Quentin Tarantino really go out directing a blockbuster written by someone other than himself? Pearce's script credits include Iron Man 3, Sherlock Holmes 3, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation and the TV series Runaway TV; he just directed his script Hotel Artemis; Beer's credits are mostly upcoming, and include the Doug Liman-directed Chaos Walking, as well as Godzilla Vs. Kong, Masters of the Universe, Barbarella and Dungeons and Dragons, all big scale stuff.
Regardless, this whole thing is kind of insane and it's moving really fast. A new report today claims that Tarantino's Trek would boldly go where Star Trek movies have never gone before.
However, two recent R-rated entries into the previously family friendly superhero genre - that would be the irreverent "Deadpool" in 2016 and the brooding "Logan" earlier this year - made boatloads of money and were showered with praise, perhaps giving Paramount the initiative to green light a more adult take on "Star Trek".