I literally laughed when I heard this just a little while ago: Quentin Tarantino is slated to direct the next Star Trek movie and said movie will be R rated. Allegedly, Tarantino has an idea for the movie that producer JJ Abrams and the big wigs at Paramount loved so he's on board. As of right now, screenwriter Mark L. Smith, who wrote the Revenant, is said to be in the lead for who ultimately co-writes the screenplay with Tarantino. I like Tarantino's movies, they have a lot of grit to them, frankly, they're known for interesting dialogue, graphic language and violence. So, it's kind of hard to imagine Tarantino directing Star Trek, though I'm intrigued. I also have to admit that I grinned like an idiot when an image just sorta popped into my head: Mr. Sulu: "Captain, two Klingon battlecruisers decloaking to port and starboard."* Captain Kirk: "Red alert, shields up! Lock phasers and arm photon torpedoes!" Mr. Spock: "Captain, may I remind you that our mission is purely diplomatic?" Captain Kirk" I know it's a goddamn diplomatic mission, Spock! I'm just lettin' these muthafuckas know that we ain't dickin' around. Now, lock on the goddamn phasers and power up the fuckin' photon torpedoes, *****!!" When I read that Tarantino was directing this, I just had this image of Samual L. Jackson as Kirk. I know he won't be Kirk but it's just hard to think of a Tarantino movie without Jackson in there somewhere.