Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek movie would reportedly be R-rated

Earlier this week it was reported that Quentin Tarantino and JJ Abrams were assembling a writing room to hear Tarantino's pitch for an idea for a Star Trek movie.

There have been 13 Star Trek movies thus far, beginning with 1979's Star Trek: The Motion Picture and most recently including a rebooted trilogy overseen by J.J. Abrams.

Paramount owns the rights to the "Star Trek" movie franchise and Abrams has either produced or directed the last three movies in the series. Not because Smith isn't a good fit for the project or that he's a particularly bad writer, but that it'll be the first time that QT will be potentially directing a film that he himself didn't write.

There's no guarantee Tarantino will direct this movie, but the idea is for the winning scribe to work on the screenplay while the Inglourious Basterds filmmaker shoots his next movie next summer.

There's no word yet on whether Tarantino's version of Trek would feature Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto - they're contracted for a Star Trek Beyond sequel- or a totally different crew.

Now, Tarantino has been pretty adamant about the fact that he's only making 10 films and then he's retiring. 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. But now even more details about Tarantino's Star Trek have arrived, including the revelation that the film will be R-Rated, per Tarantino's stipulations.