Early last week, word emerged from Hollywood that Quentin Tarantino had pitched an idea to Paramount Pictures and JJ Abrams for a new ‘Star Trek’ movie, with one requirement: that the movie be R-rated. Well it appears the proposed movie is closer to becoming a reality as Deadline is hearing that both the studio and Abrams like what they heard and have agreed to the condition.

Tarantino, who hopes to direct the movie, has met with a team of writers including Mark L. Smith, Lindsey Beer (‘Chaos Walking’), Drew Pearce (‘Marvel’s Runaways,’ ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’) and Megan Amram to hash out ideas on where to take the film, and the way Deadline hears it, Smith is the frontrunner for the job of drafting the film.

Smith is best known for providing the script for the Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu-directed ‘The Revenant,’ and helped in reworking ‘Overlord,’ the WWII thriller that Abrams’ Bad Robot is producing for Paramount Pictures.

Once the team lock in their screenwriter, the plan is for the film to be scripted while Tarantino is off filming his next project, an untitled film set in the 1960s around the time of the Manson murders that has Margot Robbie attached to star, and Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise and Leonardo DiCaprio in talks for roles.