It’s been five years since the last Star Trek adventure graced the silver screen. While TV shows like Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Picard have kept the franchise alive, fans continue to wonder when the next film will release. Now, as first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, it appears Paramount Pictures is fast-tracking production on the film with Wandavision director Matt Shakman at the helm.
J.J. Abrams, who directed 2009’s Chris Pine-starring Star Trek reboot will executive produce the feature via his Bad Robot production banner. Additionally, Lindsey Beer (Chaos Walking) and Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Captain Marvel) will write the film’s script, the first Star Trek film to be written by female screenwriters.
Over the last few years, filmmakers like The Revenant‘s Mark L. Smith, Quentin Tarantino, and Noah Hawley have attempted to bring the franchise to life with new scripts. However, it is not clear whether or not Shakman’s movie will be a continuation of the most recent Star Trek franchise with Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and Zoe Saldaña returning. However, Paramount plans to begin production on the film in early 2022.
Hot off of his directing Emmy nomination for Disney+’s WandaVision, it seems Hollywood has its eyes on Shakman. The director is perhaps best known for directing episodes of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Fargo, and Game of Thrones. Additionally, Shakman is the artistic director of the famous Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, California.
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