Movie News: Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Star Trek’ Will Aim for R-rating

Quentin Tarantino

Star Trek: As we noted earlier this week, Quentin Tarantino shared his idea for a new Star Trek installment with Paramount. Reportedly, he required that the movie be rated R. Also, Tarantino has already spoken with writers Mark L. Smith (The Revenant), Lindsey Beer (Chaos Walking), Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) and Megan Amram (TV’s The Good Place) to discuss ideas and one will be chosen to write the first draft while Tarantino is busy directing his next movie about the summer of 1969. It’s possible he will then direct Star Trek. [Deadline]

The Autopsy of Jane Doe

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: André Øvredal will direct Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Øvredal most recently directed the acclaimed The Autopsy of Jane Doe (above), which featured plenty of slow building suspense and should translate well to the big-screen adaptation of Alvin Schwartz’s popular trilogy of books. The story follows teenagers in a small town who seek to solve deadly mysteries. [Deadline]

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

Best Documentary: More than 170 documentaries were submitted this year for consideration by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Now the list has been narrowed to 15 candidates, including An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (Al Gore, above), Ex Libris – The New York Public Library, Faces Places (with French filmmaker Agnes Varda), Long Strange Trip (music group Grateful Dead) and Icarus (Russian doping). Five nominees will be announced on January 23. []

7 Days in Entebbe

7 Days in Entebbe Trailer: Based on a true story, 7 Days in Entebbe recreates the hijacking of a large passenger plane in 1976 and the hostage crisis that ensued after it landed in Uganda. Rosamund Pike, Daniel Bruhl and Eddie Marsan are featured in the first trailer. The thriller will open in theaters on March 16. [Movieclips]

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