Paramount Pictures now has a one-two punch on its table for Star Trek’s future. The parent company, called, Viacom had merged with CBS. ViacomCBS now brings this Star Trek movie and TV rights under the very same umbrella since 2005. While the Star Trek TV series has been expanding on CBS All Access with their shows like Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Discovery, Paramount’s Star Trek movie franchise has been pretty adrift after Star Trek Beyond had performed badly disappointed at the box office in the year, 2016 and the studio’s plans for Star Trek 4 had been sidelined.
ViacomCBS’s CEO Bob Bakish had confirmed that this Star Trek movie series is now ready to make a comeback. The Hollywood Reporter had reported that Bakish had stated at the UBS Global Technology, Meia& Telecommunications Conference that Paramount has two Star Trek films.
Bakish had not revealed any details about the movies, and the first is mostly the fourth Kelvin Timeline Star Trek film. Paramount is now in negotiations with Noah Hawley for writing and also directing this movie. There are no details on whether Hemsworth would make a return as George Kirk, the father of Capt. James T. Kirk.
The other Star Trek movie is maybe the Quentin Tarantino project. Tarantino had also pitched the idea for the movie to producer J.J. Abrams, and Paramount had also handed this idea to a writers’ room.
Mark L. Smith had been hired to write the script. Tarantino had been promoting his new movie, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, and Paramount had planned for the Tarantino movie to follow Star Trek 4.
“Well, it’s an idea then we got together and talked it out, and then we hired Mark Smith, who did [The] Revenant to write the script,” Tarantino had said.
“I don’t know how much I can say. The one thing I can say is it would deal with the Chris Pine timeline. Now, I still don’t quite understand, and JJ [Abrams] can’t explain it to me, and my editor has tried to explain it to me, and I still don’t get it…about something happened in the first movie that now kind of wiped the slate clean. I don’t buy that. I don’t like it. I don’t appreciate it. I don’t — f*** that…I want the whole series to have happened, it just hasn’t happened yet.”