There are currently three new ones Star Trekprojects, namely Star Trek 4, of Star Trek movie that Quentin Tarantino was going to make and a film by Noah Hawley. The latter will be put on hold for the time being, since the story contains a deadly virus and that is the last thing the world is currently waiting for.
The new Star Trekfranchise was kicked off by Paramount in 2009 with JJ Abrams’ Star Trek, followed by sequels Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) in Star Trek Beyond (2016). The latter hasn’t fared so well, but Paramount certainly hasn’t given up on the franchise yet.
Star Trek 4
The plan for Star Trek 4 was to bring back the cast of the first three films and add Chris Hemsworth to this. The Avengersstar played the father of James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) in the first reboot movie. The film should be about time travel and the reunion between Kirk and his long-dead dads.
However, that project did not get off the ground because Pine and Hemsworth wanted too much money. The latter would also have been dissatisfied with the scenario. None for now Star Trek 4 so, but then in 2017 it suddenly turned out that none other than Tarantino had his own idea for a Star Trek-movie. Paramount immediately showed up and hooked The Revenantscreenwriter for the script, but Tarantino has now turned his back on the project.
And now also bad news for Noah Hawley’s Star Trek-movie. This one would be completely different from the already existing reboot movies and also get a different cast. The project has now been put on hold because the story is said to contain a virus that is wiping out vast areas of the universe. Not really suitable for throwing all those millions into at the moment, right?
Paramount will now weigh the options and try to decide which of the three Star Trekmovies could become the biggest hit. As soon as the studio has made a decision, you will of course hear it at FilmTotaal.