Quentino Tarantino Busts Rumors About Directing Star Trek Movie

Breaking Noah Hawley’s ‘Star Trek’ Movie On Ice At Paramount

Emma Watts, previously an exec at Fox, recently was appointed to Paramount Motion Picture Group is now reassessing the forthcoming film slate for the studio, namely the state of the Star Trek film franchise, which has been up in the air for the past four years as various projects were put into development beginning with a fourth film helmed by S.J. Clarkson before being shelved due to cast contracting issues, an R-rated film helmed by Quentin Tarantino penned by Mark L. Smith (The Revenant) and Hawley's project.

Paramount Pictures has chose to pause on making another "Star Trek" movie, nine months after hiring "Fargo" and "Legion" creator Noah Hawley to write and direct the next installment of franchise. Paramount rebooted the franchise in 2009 with Abrams directing "Star Trek", adopted by "Into Darkness" in 2013 and "Past" in 2016.

Hawley's film is just one of 3 Star Trek movie jobs that Watts and Paramount are now contemplating, combined with Tarantino's R-Rated variant and another composed as a sequel to both Justin Lin's Star Trek Beyond.

The first of the three scripts belongs to writer-director Noah Hawley, who served as executive producer, writer, director, and showrunner on FX's Emmy-winning limited series Fargo. Paramount also tried to launch another "Star Trek" movie in 2018 with S.J. Clarkson directing and Chris Hemsworth joining the cast.

"The fact is, Star Trek movies don't make Marvel money". Although the filmmaker has since left the project, the script is still a viable option at Paramount, and is rumored to be "based on an episode of the classic "Star Trek" series that takes place largely earthbound in a 1930s gangster setting".

For fans, the prospect of seeing a new Star Trek movie is an exciting one. The other two possibilities are the one that The Revenant's Mark L. Smith wrote for Quentin Tarantino to direct (Deadline broke that one late 2017), and another that was going to bring back the original cast - at one time with talk that Chris Hemsworth would return and play Chris Pine's father in a time travel narrative. New film chief Emma Watts, who managed many a franchise at Fox, is in the process of figuring out which way to go.



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