During the Paramount Investors Day Presentation yesterday, J.J. Abrams announced the commencement of a fourth ‘Star Trek’ film featuring its original cast.
Negotiations are underway to bring back Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho and Simon Pegg for a whole new adventure with a number of new characters.
“We are thrilled to say that we are hard at work on a new ‘Star Trek’ film that will be shooting by the end of the year that will be featuring our original cast and some new characters that I think are going to be really fun and exciting and help take ‘Star Trek’ into areas that you’ve just never seen before,” Abrams said. “We’re thrilled about this film, we have a bunch of other stories that we’re talking about that we think will be really exciting, so can’t wait for you to see what we’re cooking up. But until then, live long and prosper.”
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Abrams is producing the new, as-yet-untitled film through Bad Robot, with Matt Shakman (“WandaVision”) directing from a screenplay by Josh Friedman and Cameron Squires based on an earlier draft by Lindsey Beer and Geneva Robertson-Dworet.
After coming together in 2009, J.J. Abrams reboot spawned two sequels, 2013’s ‘Star Trek Into Darkness,’ also directed by Abrams, and 2016’s ‘Star Trek Beyond,’ directed by Justin Lin.