What’s subsequent for the Star Trek film franchise has been the query that followers have been questioning for 4 years now. For some time there, Paramount appeared to have thrown their lot in with Fargo creator Noah Hawley, who was revealed to be hooked up to write down and direct Star Trek 4 late final yr. Since then, we’d labored out that the studio had modified their minds once more.
Hawley has now confirmed this in a brand new interview, in addition to revealing the primary plot particulars of his take which we could or could not find yourself seeing. He instructed Selection that he had accomplished his script for the film, and in addition begun to work with designers to assist conceptualize the movie’s look and visible really feel. Nonetheless, Paramount’s new boss Emma Watts then instructed him to place ST4 “on maintain.”
Probably the rationale Watts received chilly ft on the venture is as a result of Hawley needed to reboot the franchise, moderately than keep on with Chris Pine’s Kirk and the Enterprise crew. And even every other acquainted Trek crew.
“We’re not doing Kirk and we’re not doing Picard. It’s a begin from scratch that then permits us to do what we did with Fargo, the place for the primary three hours you go, ‘Oh, it actually has nothing to do with the film,’ and then you definitely discover the cash. So that you reward the viewers with a factor that they love.”
As Hawley reminds us, he’s recognized for taking a pre-existing property and subverting viewers’s expectations by serving up quite a lot of authentic content material – see Fargo and his trippy Marvel sequence Legion. So, we shouldn’t be shocked that he’s planning on doing the identical with Trek. It’s intriguing that he was going to introduce his personal characters, although, moderately than construct on a recognizable IP.
To make clear, Hawley went on to inform Selection that his film isn’t lifeless, however is simply “in stasis.” Nonetheless, different experiences have pointed to Watts favoring the thought of reviving the unique Star Trek 4, starring Pine and Chris Hemsworth as Kirk’s dad. Whereas the film aspect of issues continues to be in disarray, at the very least there’s loads of Trek TV content material to maintain us effectively fed. Decrease Decks at the moment airs weekly on CBS All Entry, earlier than Discovery season three kicks off on October 15th.