The ‘Star Trek’ franchise may have been in limbo over the past couple of years, but it looks like we finally have some movement in the fourth instalment. ‘Legion’ and ‘Fargo’ creator Noah Hawley has entered into talks to write and direct ‘Star Trek’ 4.

According to Deadline, the next film will be a direct sequel to Justin Lin’s 2016 ‘Star Trek Beyond’ featuring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg and Karl Urban.

Paramount is also separately working on a ‘Star Trek’ spinoff that Quentin Tarantino is eyeing to direct and has been working on with Abrams. This one would likely carry an R rating, with a screenplay by ‘The Revenant’ scribe Mark L. Smith.

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Back in 2018, Paramount Pictures CEO Jim Gianopulos announced at least two more Star Trek movies are in the works at the studio to everyone’s surprise. Whether the current cast will return is still a thing of mystery at the moment.

‘Star Trek Beyond’ grossed $343.5 million at the box office and received generally positive reviews with praise for its acting, action sequences, musical score, visual effects, and tributes to Yelchin and Nimoy. At the 89th Academy Awards, the film was nominated for Best Makeup and Hairstyling but lost to ‘Suicide Squad’.

Hawley is about to make his directorial debut with ‘Lucy in the Sky’, he is currently in production on the fourth season of ‘Fargo’. Hawley has also written ‘Fargo: This Is a True Story’, a companion book to the first three seasons of the series.