Star Trek prepares to land in movie theaters once again. The project comes from the hand of Paramount Pictures and the company of J.J. Abrams, Bad Robot. Recall that director Abrams was commissioned to work on the 2009 film, which featured Chris Pine leading the cast in the role of Captain Kirk. This new production would mean the return of the galactic saga to the big screen, after in 2013 we enjoyed Star Trek: Into Darkness; and in 2016’s Star Trek: Beyond.
This new Star Trek movie will feature a script signed by Kalinda Vazquez, who is by no means a stranger to the series: she also worked on the acclaimed television series Star Trek: Discovery. In fact, her relationship with this science fiction universe goes back a long way: her name is due to that of the character Kelinda, who we met in the original series in the episode By Any Other Name. Vazquez has also worked on other productions such as Once Upon a Time and Wrath of Man full movie.
Deadline echoes the information provided by sources close to the matter, and indicates that Vazquez’s association with Paramount is “a blind deal” to launch an original film that she herself has devised. Of course, the details of the project have not yet emerged. It is also not known whether J.J. Abrams will return to sit behind the cameras or if Chris Pine will also star in this installment. At the moment, the actor is busy preparing for the Dungeons & Dragons film.
Previously, there have been several attempts to make another Star Trek movie, without any of these options being successful. Among them is the version that Quentin Tarantino wanted to put on his feet and that seems to have put the magnifying glass on the more comical side of Kirk. Fargo’s Noah Hawley was also launching a new Star Trek installment; However, he told the media that Paramount wanted a new approach to the series and the project was kept in a drawer.