While Star Trekof TV offers are flourishing, the movies are stuck in a kind of rut. After plans for a fourth Abrams at the helm hiking collapsed, the studio didn’t have much clarity on what to do with the property, with several movie ideas, including a famous push by Quentin Tarantino, that were launched, put into production on an interim basis, then lost in the ether of production. hell.
With Emma Watts, president of the recently appointed film group, formerly of Fox, now taking the helm of Paramount, that looks set to finally change. As reported by Deadline, one of Watts’ top priorities in his new job is figuring out what exactly needs to be done about the Star Trek movies. According to these plans, it seems that hiking film written and to be directed by Noah Hawley (Legion, Fargo)It is on standby. While Hawley is still committed to the project, it is on hold for the time being, as is the project written by Mark L. Smith (The ghost) which was, at one point, to be led by Quentin Tarantino, although according to the Deadline report he was no longer attached to the project.
What does that leave? Well don’t make a Star Trek the movie isn’t an option, so that means going back to the idea of bringing the rebooted original cast back for another attempt, albeit likely without Abrams. This original project was delayed due to contractual disputes and the sheer cost of star power on display in this franchise. But with Star Trek A bigger name on TV than it has been in decades, Paramount has a strong incentive to raise the money and make something happen sooner rather than later.
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