Good news has arrived for all Star Trek fans; it looks like warp speed will once again roam the galaxy and cinemas. According to recent news, Paramount Pictures has hired Noah Hawley (”Fargo”, ” Legion”) to write the script and direct the fourth sequel to a new movie series that began with J.J. Abrams’ 2009 Star Trek movie.
Almost all of the original cast is expected to return for this fourth Star Trek movie. That including Chris Pine (Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Zoe Saldana (Uhura), and Karl Urban (McCoy). The role of “Chekov,” played by Anton Yelchin, who sadly passed away after the accident in 2016, will not be recast, said executive producer J.J. Abrams.
There is not much detail about this new Star Trek movie. It looks like it will be a completely different movie from the one for which they hired director S.J. Clarkson to direct. That movie was supposed to unite Pine’s Captain Kirk with his father (Chris Hemsworth) with the help of time travel. However, negotiations have failed, and it seems that the movie has been canceled. The studio is hoping that this new attempt will be more successful, with a different plot than in the previously planned film.
Hawley’s Star Trek movie is likely to continue on the events of Star Trek Beyond, which was very well received by critics but disappointed at the box office.
Meanwhile, Paramount has other Star Trek projects under development. One of them is in cooperation with Quentin Tarantino, who is still working on his Trek movie. Whether and when he will make it is entirely unknown for now.
While the Kelvin Timeline film series has been thought to be nearly dead after series lead Chris Pine left the negotiations with Paramount Pictures last summer, now it seems that the long-awaited Star Trek 4 may be what fans have been expecting for a long time, a good old Star Trek movie.