Mark L. Smith To Pen Tarantino’s STAR TREK Script

Paramount has tapped screenwriter Mark L. Smith (“The Revenant”) to write the screenplay for Quentin Tarantino’s R-rated “Star Trek” movie idea, an individual with knowledge of the situation tells TheWrap.

Tarantino wants to direct the untitled “Trek” film, which he’ll produce with J.J. Abrams.

Smith will write the screenplay while Tarantino focuses on his next project about the Charles Manson murders.

Tarantino’s next project is an untitled film is set in Los Angeles in the 1960s and ’70s and is believed to involve the actress and model Sharon Tate, who was murdered by members of Charles Manson’s notorious “family” in 1969. The Manson Family movie will be released on Aug.9, 2019 — the 50th anniversary of Tate’s death.

It’s not known whether this would be another sequel in the Kelvin Timeline, following last year’s STAR TREK BEYOND, or something entirely new, but I’m inclined to believe it will be the latter. Before Quentin Tarantino got the ball rolling on this new STAR TREK project, the planned fourth film in J.J. Abrams’ series would have seen Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) crossing paths with a man he never had a chance to meet, but whose legacy has haunted him since the day he was born: his father (Chris Hemsworth).

 

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