Star Trek’s new stars Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana may have another Paramount sci-fi movie in their future. Paramount and director Doug Liman are now shopping for leads in an untitled Moon project and both Pine and Saldana have (as they say in Hollywood) "taken meetings" along with other actors – details below.
Saldana and Pine in another Paramount sci-fi movie?
Producer/director Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mr.s Smith) has been developing a sci-fi thriller about a trip to Moon for years and it is now under consideration at Paramount. The film is about "a renegade group of former space employees, led by an Eastern European woman, who travel the world, stealing space equipment in an attempt to go back to the moon to acquire an energy source." And the last thing they need is to kidnap an ex-NASA employee.
According to The Hollywood Reporter the project is now ‘heating up’ at Paramount, which may be related to another report from Deadline that says the studio has put an end to its 4 year project to adapt Frank Herbert’s Dune. THR reports that Paramount is now considering a green light for Liman’s Moon project based on casting, and the director is now shopping for his leads, which includes taking meetings with the Star Trek stars Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana, along with other actors. While it is probably unlikely Paramount would put both Pine and Saldana into another sci-fi film together, THR does note "chemistry of the leads will be a factor in Paramount moving forward." Other actresses who have met with Liman include Rosario Dawson, Megan Fox, Rachel McAdams, Eva
Mendes, and Olivia Wilde. Other actors in addition to Pine include Andrew Garfield, and Emile Hirsch.
Do Chris and Zoe have the chemistry to land them in another Paramount sci-fi movie?