Quentin Tarantino: My Star Trek movie will be R-rated

Quentin Tarantino Star Trek

Quentin Tarantino Star Trek

With Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood nearing its release we're also nearing the always-entertaining Quentin Tarantino press tour for the film.

While Gene Roddenberry, creator of the original Star Trek television series, largely eschewed the use of profanity in the sci-fi franchise, Tarantino had only two words when asked if his entry in the Star Trek series will include swears. "It's an R-rated movie". "If I do it, it'll be R-rated".

Tarantino has been circling Star Trek for a while, and speaking Empire Magazine, he confirmed that it's still very much in the cards. 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.

Should fans choose to see this still percolating Tarantino film, there's one thing that the opposing side and even William Shatner can take comfort in: at least in a Quentin Tarantino version of Star Trek, the swearing will feel right at home. I haven't been dealing with those guys for a while cause I've been making my movie. Tarantino explained that he'd "pick up talking about it again" once his work on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood wrapped and, true to his word, we're getting more updates now.

William Shatner speaks at a Star Trek convention.