'Pulp Fiction in space' - Tarantino talks Star Trek

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For one thing - and he's mentioned this before - a Quentin Tarantino Star Trek would be rated R. If that sounds like going too far, he cited a certain recent hit that could inspire him to go beyond a PG or even a PG-13. I don't know if I'll do it or not.

Tarantino also noted that, should the project go forward, he hopes Leonardo DiCaprio would "want to do it", although he said it could still exist with another actor playing his character, Jake Cahill. In particular, he has taken exception to comments that Simon Pegg made about the film past year, when he told ComingSoon.net that it would not be "Pulp Fiction in Space".

"From watching the different old Western shows and everything, I did it to get in the head of Bounty Law. He doesn't know anything about what's going on and he keeps making all these comments as if he knows about stuff", Tarantino told Deadline. "It'll be Pulp Fiction in space". Remember his "Vega Brothers" movie, belatedly uniting John Travolta's Vincent, from Pulp Fiction, with Michael Madsen's Vic/Mr. That Pulp Fiction-y aspect, when I read the script, I felt, I have never read a science fiction movie that has this s- in it, ever.

We're not sure what, specifically, he's referring to, but we have to imagine he means the non-traditional narratives and extreme violence that made Pulp Fiction such a standout entry in '90s movie canon. "It's, at the very least, unique in that regard".

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Said script was written by Mark L. Smith, who penned The Revenant. Tarantino said he "really, really likes" the idea and will work on punching up the script himself after he's done promoting "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood". If it seems impossible that Tarantino might turn Star Trek into a "Tarantino movie" - lots of intertwining stories, violence, profanity, revenge - but, he disagrees.

"You shouldn't worry that it is going to be full of obscenity and stuff", Urban said."He wants an R-rating to really make those beats of outcome land".

Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" opens in theaters nationwide July 26 from Sony.

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