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Noah Hawley Teases His Star Trek Film's Unconventional Twist

Noah Hawley, writer and director for an upcoming Star Trek, shared some thoughts about his unique approach to the franchise.

"We’re not doing Kirk and we’re not doing Picard," Hawley explained to Variety. "It’s a start from scratch that then allows us to do what we did with Fargo, where for the first three hours you go, 'Oh, it really has nothing to do with the movie,' and then you find the money. So you reward the audience with a thing that they love."

This aligns with previous comments Hawley has made on the project. "I have my own take on Star Trek... and going back to what I loved about the series Next Generation, when a lot of franchises focus on 'might makes right,' Star Trek is about exploration and humanity at its best, and diversity and creative problem solving," Hawley said in January. "There’s nothing better than that moment when William Shatner puts on his reading glasses and lowers Khan’s shields. It doesn’t cost anything. But it’s that triumphant feeling about smarting your enemy. For me, it’s about to getting to those elements of the show."

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After he was hired to write and direct the production late last year, Hawley's Star Trek movie has faced a setback. Recently, the project was reportedly put on the back burner at Paramount Pictures due to it including a plotline that concerns a "a virus that wipes out vast parts of the known universe."

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