The next Star Trek movie moves forward with WandaVision director Matt Shakman. Deadline Reports Shakman Just Signed A Deal To Direct The Next Self-titled Star Trek film for Paramount and Bad Robot’s J.J. Abrams, after several false starts to get the franchise’s next film off the ground. The news comes shortly after Shakman’s WandaVision picked up 23 Emmy nominations this year, instantly making everyone involved a much hotter product.
Of course, the biggest question almost everyone will have about the new Star Trek is whether it will serve as a continuation of the previous films. As per Deadline, the plan is for the reboot timeline’s original cast, the one headed by Chris Pine, to come back for the sequel. Lindsey Beer and Geneva Robertson wrote the screenplay for the film and Shakman will be in the director’s chair.
Although previous attempts to create a new Star Trek are stuck, the plan for this version with Matt Shakman on board to direct is to speed up production. Words is the project is slated to begin filming next spring. As of now, no additional details have been revealed about the potential plot, other than that the plan is for Pine and the other cast members to return. Unfortunately, Anton Yelchin cannot return as Pavel Chekov, as he died in 2016 after being killed in three Star Trek movies.
The last Star Trek movie to hit theaters was in 2016 Star Trek Beyond. In the years that followed, Star Trek 4 stalled as several filmmakers boarded to leave before filming could begin. At one point, Quentin Tarantino had the idea of making an R-rated . to direct Star Trek as his last movie. In 2019, Noah Hawley was reportedly hired to write and direct a new movie Star Trek, but it wasn’t clear if Pine and the original cast would return for that iteration.
Another update on the franchise came in March when it was announced that Kalinda Vasquez (Star Trek: Discovery) was on board to write another write Star Trek movie. As with this project involving Shakman, Paramount Pictures would co-produce with Bad Robot. At this point, it’s not clear if this project is still in development apart from Shakman’s film, though Deadline’s new report states the latter will be next. Star Trek to release a movie.
Matt Shakman is now best known for producing and directing WandaVision, especially after the show’s huge success with its Emmy nominations. He previously directed episodes of major shows such as It’s always sunny in Philadelphia, fargo, and Game of Thrones. His film work is much more limited, although he did direct the thriller Cut Bank in 2014 starring Liam Hemsworth, Billy Bob Thornton and John Malkovich.
The world of Star Trek will also continue to expand on the small screen. New seasons of the shows Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Picard are currently in the works for Paramount+. Still, the franchise may be too late to return to theaters, so it’s good to know the project is back on track with a WandaVision talent at the helm. This news was first reported by Deadline.
Topics: Star Trek, Star Trek 4