It’s probably a good idea not to hold your breath or anything, but a new Star Trek film is in the works yet again. No, it won’t be Quentin Tarantino or Noah Hawley behind the camera as far as we know. What we are aware of is that it’ll be penned by Star Trek: Discovery writer Kalinda Vazquez and produced by JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot.
Deadline has the news, but doesn’t have much in the way of details beyond that. It’s not even clear if Abrams will get behind the camera for it, as he did 2009’s Star Trek and 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness. He handed the reins over to Justin Lin for 2016’s Star Trek Beyond. Since then, the franchise has been on ice due to dwindling returns, contract disputes, etc.
Vazquez, who is actually named after a character from the original Star Trek series, has been a writer on Star Trek: Discovery since season 3. The report goes on to call this new movie an “original idea that she hatched”, which to me suggests it could be closely tied to the successful Paramount+ shows, and possibly even be a streaming-only project. If that’s the case, then we’re unlikely to see Chris Pine and the rest of the crew from Abrams’ prior films.