Paramount has put the breaks on Noah Hawley’s Star Trek film following the arrival of a new motion picture group president.
The Star Trek films have sadly not had the best time lately. While the J.J. Abrams films were both praised by critics and solid box office hits, long time fans took issue with the direction the rebooted universe was taking. The final film, Star Trek Beyond, was well received by critics but failed to wow at the box office, forcing Paramount to revaluate what direction it was going to take the franchise.
Originally the proposed fourth Star Trek film in the rebooted universe would have featured the return of Chris Hemsworth’s George Kirk for a time-traveling storyline with Chris Pine’s James Kirk. This one sadly did not pan out due to a disagreement over the actors’ salary. Since then two additional Star Trek projects have been in development with one being directed by Quentin Tarantino. The one that seemed to be getting the most traction at Paramount however was the Star Trek film being developed by Legion and Fargo creator Noah Hawley. Unfortunately, this may no longer be the case.
According to new reports, Paramount Motion Picture Group President Emma Watts is reassessing the company’s film priorities and taking a hard look at several upcoming projects. One such project is Noah Hawley’s Star Trek film which is said to have been put on Paramount’s backburner. The plot of the film is said to center on a virus that wipes out a huge portion of the universe. It is currently unknown if this could be a reason behind the project being put on hold.
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