The rating was a sticking point in order for Tarantino to sign on as director (all of his films have carried the rating), and Paramount agreed to those terms.
How the two men are involved in the upcoming film remains unclear, but Tarantino stipulated that he would only take on the project if Abrams and Paramount allowed for an R rating, according to Deadline.
Secondly, the film will be written by Mark L. Smith, best known for writing the bear-on-Leonardo DiCaprio hardcore film The Revanant, and that, perhaps, is the most worrying detail to emerge in the last few days. The exception to this rule was Fox's Deadpool, but that film started out with modest ambitions before it caught on and became the biggest R rated film ever.
The room was said to include Mark L Smith, Drew Pearce and Lindsey Beer, with the view of one of them landing the job of turning Tarantino's idea into a screenplay. I'm hearing the frontrunner is Smith, who wrote The Revenant.
Abrams for a new story in the Star Trek series. And it's not as if it's without precedent these days: Star Trek: Discovery has been pushing the boundaries on TV already thanks to the more relaxed regulations with home carrier CBS All Access. If he's selected, he will overtake Justin Lin who directed 2016's Star Trek Beyond.
For the first time in a while, it seems like a lot of progress is being made with a new Star Trek movie. So far, no timeline for the film's release has been revealed.
It would be interesting to speculate on what a Star Trek movie would look like, with Quentin Tarantino's unique style of filmmaking. Sources also have compared the film to Tarantino's Pulp Fiction while noting it will have a budget in the range of Django Unchained, which had a $100-million budget but grossed over $425 million at the global box office. Let us know in the comments.