Well ahead of the release of Star Trek Discovery, the director of the seminal Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan has revealed that he’ll be working on another new project in the long-running franchise. However, he’s keeping tight-lipped about it.
Nicholas Meyer, who wrote Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and wrote and directed Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country in addition to the aforementioned classic, recently held an interview with the fan site TrekMovie. Much of the conversation was about the upcoming CBS All Access show Discovery and the three movies that he worked on, but Meyer teased that he was being put in charge of another project towards the end of the discussion:
“One thing that has nothing to do with Discovery is that I am working on another Star Trek project, but I can’t discuss that either.”
When pressed for details, Meyer refused to give anything about the mystery project away. Some have speculated the project could be a fourth movie in the Kelvin Timeline series, which was announced by Paramount last year, but it’s not clear if it may actually get made due to Star Trek Beyond underperforming and Paramount suffering from a variety of financial troubles. However, the team behind Beyond felt strongly about the project and hope to see it get made, so perhaps a potential fourth film could be the “Hail Mary” the film franchise needs – and such a project would be in excellent hands whether Meyer would write, produce, or direct it.
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