Earlier this week it was reported that Quentin Tarantino would be wrangling together a writers’ room to kick some ideas around for a possible Star Trek movie. Yes. Apparently the man best known for inspiring groovy 60’s and 70’s aesthetics for landmark crime comedies and one sick old school martial arts saga wants to go where no man has gone before, and he’s at Paramount trying to make that happen this week with J.J. Abrams on board to produce.
As of Thursday, Deadline has revealed a striking new development that the studio will take the direction of Deadpool, thus agreeing to Tarantino’s terms for an R-rated Star Trek movie. Moreover, The Revenant scribe Mark L. Smith, among those in the room listed including Lindsey Beer (Chaos Walking – 2019), and Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3, upcoming Hotel Artemis), is a possible frontrunner to pen Tarantino’s script after their hours-long meeting.
This is a huge pivot for the franchise considering any and all things Star Trek over the years had been tethered for family friendly audiences, including Abrams’s 2009 and 2013 reboot inductions preceding Justin Lin’s Star Trek Beyond. Nothing has yet been finalized next to whether or not the cast from the previous film would board this one, even though there’s already chatter about Samuel L. Jackson getting a role – which is tantamount to any Tarantino film, arguably.
Tarantino’s other priorities in recent weeks also includes an ensemble Charles Manson flick at Sony with Margot Robbie starring as Sharon Tate.
I’m a bit far apart from the inner workings of the Star Trek fanbase, but I am familiar with the ceremonial nature of this year in the wake of the release of Star Trek: Beyond and the forthcoming CBS series, Star Trek: Discovery. Looking into the matter further with the hopes of attaining a bit of a sci-fi angle to our readership, I took to a friend of mine on social media named Ben Riddle, an avid Star Trek fan and cult follower to delve into his own thoughts about in an article at his own behest.
He obliged accordingly and you can check it out for yourself by clicking here in case you missed it, while you might be keen on his stronger suited work in providing video lectures on things he enjoys talking about via his YouTube channel. This ultimately includes sci-fi, film and television entertainment, and incidentally, all things Star Trek, which he now provides in his latest video update reciting his August piece, which should also serve as useful for those who are visually impaired and can’t read articles for that reason.
Apart from that, the video does accomodate specific images to place emphasis on the following essay you’re about to listen to. It features photos of the cast, clips from various iterations of the show and posters, as well as a few grim images applied to amplify Ben’s thoughts with respect to the real world results and outcomes that mankind has faced in up to five decades since the evolution of franchise creator and sci-fi patriarch, the late Gene Roddenberry’s futuristic vision began its evolution on the small screen. Enjoy!
Well, okay. Clearly CBS didn’t have much to share back in May during upfronts for CBS’s new Star Trek series. Nonetheless, Trekkies alike have surfaced in lieu of the upcoming big screen release of Star Trek: Beyond with new life taking shape once again on the small screen, in addition to the network’s exclusive CBS All Access digital and VoD platform.
This week, Film Combat Syndicate has a big treat lined-up for our readers that will feature an exclusive interview with two of the stunt performers involved in one of this Spring’s biggest comic book movie success stories, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. It was a film I thoroughly enjoyed and one that our fellow contributor Darren Bailey loved as well, as indicated by his most recent review.
Also lending her talents to the big action sequences in the film as one of the key stunt doubles for actress Scarlett Johansson’s character, Black Widow, is Taurus award recipient and stuntwoman Heidi Moneymaker whose latest reel can currently be viewed online, highlighting credits from the film, along with Iron Man 2, The Avengers, Sucker Punch, Street Fighter: The Legend Of Chun Li and plenty more you might be able to recognize if you’re an action fan. And if you’re also a fan of the Fast And Furious franchise, you can expect to see her in action along with Michelle Rodriguez and Ronda Rousey when Fast And Furious 7 is released next year.
Watch the reel below now available on the 87 Eleven Action Design YouTube station, and as always, be excited.
Although, I guess some people do care. And so, the battle of geeks continues this week with a new fictional fan film that illustrates how some people believe Abrams got to be the guy behind the movie.