The captain has responded. In a tweet shared earlier this week, William Shatner gave his initial thoughts on Quentin Tarantino’s proposed Star Trek project.
The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood director confessed his Star Trek film would be quite filled with profanity. This potential take on the franchise has been a major subject for debate amongst fans ever since it was reported that Quentin Tarantino was developing the film with the intention of possibly directing. This concept is based on an idea that Quentin Tarantino pitched to Paramount Studios and producer J.J. Abrams.
William Shatner immediately came to the defense of Quentin Tarantino’s film.
Why are people plotzing about this? It’s my understanding that Star Trek Discovery has used expletives in some episodes. 🤷🏼♂️ Why aren’t people melting down over that? https://t.co/QW0fHHHY1j
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) June 13, 2019
If Quentin Tarantino steps behind the camera to direct, the filmmaker has confirmed that his Star Trek movie will definitely be R-rated. Quentin Tarantino has been hard at work on his latest film, which is set to be theatrically released in the U.S. on July 26. Once his directorial duties for his ninth film are over, he said he will take a good look at the latest draft of the script.
Meanwhile, the Star Trek franchise continues on the small screen with Star Trek: Discovery on CBS All Access while a Jean-Luc Picard series is being developed for the streaming video on demand service. The new show is being developed for CBS All Access and is expected to follow Jean-Luc Picard 20 years after the events of the character’s previous adventure in Star Trek: Nemesis. Unfortunately, the fourth installment of the new Star Trek film series was reportedly shelved.
Star Trek: Picard stars Patrick Stewart, Alison Pill, Michelle Hurd, Evan Evagora, Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, and Harry Treadaway. The series will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman, James Duff, Patrick Stewart, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth are on board as executive producers. Aaron Baiers (Secret Hideout) serves as co-executive producer with Kirsten Beyer as supervising producer.
Star Trek: Picard will be available on CBS All Access in the United States, Space Channel and Crave in Canada, and Amazon PrimeVideo in over than 200 countries.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the series and Quentin Tarantino’s Star Trek project!
Disney Unveils New Character Posters For ‘The Lion King’ Remake
Disney released several new character posters for the remake of The Lion King.
Disney's remake The Lion King is next in the studios' line-up of live-action retellings of their animated classics and now several new character posters for the film have been unveiled. These new posters for The Lion King may offer the best look yet at the photo-realistic versions of Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, Timon, Pumbaa, Sarabi, young Simba, young Nala, Sarabi, Rafiki, and Zazu.
Check out the Lion King poster for Simba below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!
What do you think of the new posters from Disney? Are you among those who are excited to see the beloved film retold in a realistic setting or do you agree with the others who are growing weary of Disney's live-action remakes? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Here is the official synopsis for The Lion King:
Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion Kingstars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019.