Paramount Footage has discovered a brand new captain to start work on its subsequent Star Trek movie.
Concern the Strolling Useless author and co-executive producer Kalinda Vasquez has been tapped to write down a brand new Star Trek film for Paramount Footage, per Deadline. J.J. Abrams’ Dangerous Robotic is producing. If the challenge is greenlit, Vasquez will turn into the primary lady to pen a Star Trek movie.
In the mean time, it is unsure whether or not the brand new challenge intends to incorporate beforehand established characters from latest Star Trek films, corresponding to Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk, Zachary Quinto’s Spock and Simon Pegg’s Scotty.
Vasquez already has expertise writing for the Star Trek franchise, having penned a number of episodes throughout the property’s numerous iterations on Paramount Plus. She additionally wrote the Star Trek: Discovery episode Terra Firma, Half 2.
Aside from Trek, Vasquez is at the moment writing a Marvel comics run about America Chavez and can be growing an adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s novel Roadmarks for HBO.
It has been practically 5 years because the final Star Trek film was in theaters. Star Trek Past launched in July 2016 and went on to gross $158 million domestically. It marked a notable drop-off in comparison with its two predecessors Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, which grossed $257 million and $228.7 million respectively.
Within the years since, Paramount has made a number of makes an attempt at bringing Star Trek again to theaters. Quentin Tarantino detailed his and Abrams’ thought for an R-rated franchise entry, although he has since distanced himself from the challenge. Equally, Fargo creator Noah Hawley was tapped to write down and direct a direct sequel to Star Trek Past, although that challenge has since been shuttered.
J. Kim Murphy is a contract leisure author.