The British director S. J. Clarkson has entered talks with Paramount Pictures to take the helm on the next Star Trek production. If negotiations are successful, Clarkson could be the first female director to get behind on the camera on a Star Trek project.
Only yesterday, we reported that at this years CinemaCon, Paramount Pictures announced that there would be at least two more films to come from the studio. With this news, it is looking more likely that Quentin Tarantino’s treatment probably won’t be the next to hit the big screen. The newest could very well fall into the current Star Trek world in which Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto play the young James Kirk and Spock. The most talked about plot for the film would involve James Kirk (Chris Pine) encountering his father (Chris Hemsworth) in a time travel/shift storyline.
The fourth project would have J.J. Abrams producing and a script by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay. The current cast are no longer under contract so a fresh round of negotiations would have to take place if we are to see their familiar faces return.
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Abrams and Lindsey Weber will produce through Bad Robot Productions, while David Ellison and Dana Goldberg of Skydance Media will executive produce.
Clarkson has an extensive resume in TV, not only did she direct the pilot for Netflix’s Jessica Jones, Collateral and Love, Nina but has also worked on TV shows such as Life on Mars, Dexter, Bates Motel, Banshee, Vinyl, Orange Is the New Black, TURN, Heroes, Ugly Betty, House, Smash, The Bridge and The Defenders.