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Star Trek Theatrical Relaunch Is a Priority for Paramount

The Star Trek films have been defined by their ups and downs, and now Paramount Pictures is looking to get them on the "up" side again. Paramount film chief Emma Watts has made the Star Trek franchise her top priority and is exploring several avenues for the property.

There is currently potential in several Trek film projects, which are in various stages of development. A fourth film set in the Kelvin timeline would have reunited Chris Pine's Kirk with his father George, played by Chris Hemsworth, but it was put aside due to director S.J. Clarkson pursing other projects and a pay negotiation breaking down between the actors and the studio.

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Other possibilities for bringing Star Trek back to the big screen include a film written by The Revenant screenwriter Mark L. Smith and potentially helmed by Quentin Tarantino, and a film written and directed by Noah Hawley of Fargo and Legion. Both projects have been put on the back burner, though Paramount is looking to potentially launch them as standalone films in the vein of Marvel's Logan.

Star Trek has recently enjoyed a resurgence due to the CBS All Access streaming service. The first series to premiere was Star Trek: Discovery, which will see its third season debut this year. Star Trek: Picard also premiered this year to critical acclaim, and this week saw the premiere of the animated comedy Star Trek: Lower Decks.

(via Deadline)