It has been revealed that there are no less than two brand new Star Trek movies on the way, and the first one – which has a script from J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, is set to be directed by S.J. Clarkson. The movie will continue the films series that was rebooted by J.J. Abrams with 2009’s Star Trek, and will be the first to be helmed by a female director.
The Hollywood Reporter, who broke the news, said that a second film is also in development, one that Quentin Tarantino would direct. This one is understood to be set in a separate timeline, so says the trade.
The Star Trek series of recent times stars Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto as Captain James T. Kirk and Spock, and the last film to be released in the series was 2016’s Star Trek Beyond, which opened to just over $343 million at the global box-office.
Tarantino’s ‘Trek’ movie is some ways off as he’s set to make Once Upon A Time In Hollywood next. The L.A. set drama will start shooting this year for a summer 2019 release.
Clarkson, who will reportedly take the reigns of Star Trek 4, is most known for directing the pilot of Jessica Jones over at Netflix.
More on both films as we get it.