Quentin Tarantino confirms he’ll do an R-rated, f-bomb-filled ‘Star Trek’ movie

Once upon a time in Hollywood premiere at Cannes Film Festival

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood doesn’t come out until July 26th, but Quentin Tarantino is already lining up his next film. Which is weird on so many levels. I mean, Tarantino can go years without making a movie, and his average time between films is like three years. Plus, he’s said for years now that he only wants to direct ten films in total, and OUATIH is his ninth film. So is he going to knock out his tenth film in the next year and then retire? And what a tenth film to do: apparently, Tarantino has confirmed that his next film will be HIS take on Star Trek. Seriously.

While Quentin Tarantino has most recently been hunkered down working on Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, his ninth film, the mega film-geek director has also been linked to a Star Trek project – an idea that he pitched to Paramount, which is now being worked on by a group of writers. And while Gene Roddenberry’s sci-fi universe has largely been one void of swearing (Star Trek: Discovery aside), like all things QT, this Star Trek would set phasers to ‘F-bomb’.

Speaking in the upcoming new issue of Empire, Tarantino confirmed that his new frontier for Star Trek will be swear-laden (“Oh yeah!”), and that it will be R-rated if he steps behind the camera. “It’s an R-rated movie,” he said. “If I do it, it’ll be R-rated.” As for the latest stage of the project, the filmmaker said: “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.” When Once Upon A Time In Hollywood hits the big screen later this summer, it sounds like QT could be setting off at Warp speed into cosmic science fiction.

[From Empire]

Oh, so there’s already a script and it sounds like Tarantino didn’t write it, but he might re-write it. It also sounds like this Star Trek film isn’t even close to being put together. Would he use the actors from the rebooted franchise, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, John Cho, Simon Pegg, etc? Or would he bring together a new cast? And would it be a “Tarantino film,” with tons of violence and obscenities? Interesting.

Meanwhile, they finally released the one-sheet/poster for Once Upon a Time In Hollywood. I like the vintage flavor, this looks like a poster from the late ‘60s/early ‘70s.

70th Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals

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  1. tempest prognosticator says:

    Oh, I like that poster!

  2. Digital Unicorn says:

    Great not only are the GOT douche show runners going to completely ruin Star Wars, we get this a$$hole completely ruining Star Trek – its bad enough as it is given that hack JJ Abrams already crapped over both franchises. Maybe Marvel will be a place of refuge?

    • BengalCat😻 says:

      JJ Abrams is a hack. He has ruined so many great shows/movies! How does he keep getting work, am I missing something?!

    • Lizzie says:

      i’d love to see the new star trek but i’m still blind from the lens flare’s in jj abrams first crack at a reboot.

    • Selena says:

      Agree with this! Star Trek doesn’t need swearing and violence to be great. Just no.

  3. Snazzy says:

    I hope he keeps the cast. I thought they were great!

  4. Millennial says:

    Nooooooooo. Just no.

    Give me another Chris Pine Star Trek. He’s lovely. But definitely NOT with Tarantino.

    • Eliza says:

      Last I heard only Chris H (played Pines dad) was lined up for the next one because they don’t want to pay Pine his ask.

      • Mia C. says:

        No, it was supposed to be Hemsworth and Pine together. But the studio wouldn’t budge on their salaries, so they both pulled out.
        I hate it.

    • Darla says:

      I love the cast. I was so unhappy when I read it didn’t look like were getting another film with them. Pine is Captain Kirk to me now. And I love Zachary, I love them all.

  5. Zapp Brannigan says:

    Ugh, just ugh.

  6. Cidy says:

    I really wish he wouldn’t.

  7. msn says:

    I will watch ANY Star Trek and ANY Tarantino and I am HYPED for this! Star Trek DIscovery has been one of my absolute must-watch TV pleasures and I’ve appreciated the new direction of the show -there are some who detest the move away from canon of the first series but I don’t care, ST Original Series is pretty unwatchable for me and I didn’t become an ST fan until Next Generations got good…Voyager and Deep Space 9 are my faves.
    So I’m ready for a new imagining for ST and it’s cool that Tarantino is giving it a shot, he’s at the top of my Problematic Faves List but I can’t lie, I like his work a lot and think what he’ll do within this universe will be interesting.

    Tarantino wrote and directed a CSI double episode when it was at its peak and it’s consistently voted Best CSI Ever! Corny I know lol, but he’s not just about upending genre, sometimes he just tells a good story.

    • Leriel says:

      I’m with you, I like Star Trek and I am curious about Tarantino look at universe, so why not? And I prefer to judge after watching movie, so I don’t have any expectations what it will be, only interest, xd.

  8. T.Fanty says:

    The fanboys pitch a fit about Captain Marvel and girl ghostbusters, but this, of course, will be fine.

  9. Chaine says:

    Please no.

  10. Fubar says:


  11. Lizzie says:

    ira madision’s twitter said it best. it is hard to think about show that was a metaphor to comment on racism, sexism, equality, classicism and feminism could being properly interpreted by a racist, sexist, elitist man who is almost 60 and still thinks using the n-word is edgy and funny.

  12. Lady Baden-Baden says:

    First time I’ve ever been interested in a Star Trek movie

  13. Pulplove says:

    No, I don’t like the idea at all. Even though I do like some of his films, I wouldn’t find him in the slightest bit an appropriate fit for Star Trek and what it stands for. On top of that, I don’t like him on a personal level and there are several awful things that convinced me he’s a universe apart from being a good person (his comments on the Polanski rape, what he did to Uma Thurman etc.).

    I actually enjoy Star Trek Discovery and was wowed by how fantastic Anson Mount as Captain Pike is. I also really liked Ethan Peck as Spock. In fact, I would be super excited for a Star Trek Enterprise show with an Enterprise crew as presented in Disco.
    But Quentin Tarantino, no, thank you, no!

  14. Valerie says:

    Edgy. I’m sure there will be some n-words thrown in alongside, too.

  15. adastraperaspera says:

    Sigh. Nope.

  16. ans says:

    I can’t wait to buy a copy of the DVD when it comes out and burn it in a fire. I can’t believe he’s going to put his disgusting hands on my beloved ST.

  17. Faithmobile says:

    This is rage inducing! this douche and his script needs to disappear . Star Trek is where I go to feel better about the future. Ugh! Now I need to look at cat videos to calm down from this nonsense.