We’ve known that Quentin Tarantino has pitched a “Star Trek” film that could be getting made down the line but one current actor, Karl Urban to be specific, not only says that it needs an R-rating but that it is completely “bananas!” Now, I’m not saying that is a bad idea, but an R-Rated “Star Trek” by Tarantino might not be exactly what Trekkies are looking for – even those of us who are huge Tarantino fans!
With the famed director currently knee deep in working on ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ this isn’t something we’d see starting to come together for another year or two at the soonest as Urban shares:
“Quentin Tarantino went in to [producer] J.J. [Abrams]’s offices and pitched him an idea for a Star Trek movie. I know a little bit about what that is, and it’s bananas. So, they are writing that as well. He is currently making a film with Brad Pitt and and [Leonardo] DiCaprio [Once Upon a Time in Hollywood]. So, it is going to be a year away from finishing that. So, it would be really rad to get to make a film with him. That would be a dream come true; he is definitely an auteur. Whether you like his films or not, he is a good filmmaker. And he makes interesting stuff. So, to me, that is when you get the best results.”
As to who it would include? There have been rumors that it could be a new cast or even include those from the original timeline but it sounds as if it is the current Kelvin timeline cast which he has in mind for his tale:
“I was personally delighted he was not only a Star Trek fan but also interested in working with our cast. It’s not only a new story, but he is just one of those filmmakers that has a very unique and specific vision. And he totally utilizes the camera to tell the story. I think he would make a great Star Trek movie, I really do.”
The actor is open to participating in it as well as:
“I think that Tarantino would be able to do something quite unique. So, fingers crossed that will happen. It is in the hands of Paramount. If we don’t get to make [Star Trek 4] next year with Chris Hemsworth, then that’s ok, let’s make a really good Quentin Tarantino Star Trek movie. You will have to wait longer, but it will be well worth it.”
Urban is also stressing that the R-rating portion of the story isn’t due to language which is an aspect in many of Tarantino’s films. It is to be able to take Star Trek into a darker realm which really is something that some of the plots over the years could have benefited from. As much as every Borg episode was a blast, if you could have ramped up things a little, it would have been able to instill pure horror into the audience.
“You shouldn’t worry that it is going to be full of obscenity and stuff. He wants an R-rating to really make those beats of consequence land. If it’s not PG, if someone gets sucked out into space, which we have all seen before, we might see them get disemboweled first…It allows some some breadth…gives him some leeway to do that. To me, that was always one of the things I loved about what DeForest Kelley did. He would actually capture the horror of space. That look in his eyes of sheer terror always struck me when I was a kid.”
I, for one, am on the fence on Tarantino doing a “Star Trek” film. I’ve seen every one of his released movies and plan on continuing to do so. Yet, his style doesn’t feel like the right fit for the franchise or even the cast and crew that we’ve seen develop so far.
Are you eager to see an R-Rated “Star Trek” movie by Quentin Tarantino?
Source: Trek Movie