Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions, and Bad Robot this morning issued a press release announcing that a fourth Star Trek film set in the Kelvin Timeline was in production.
Star Trek Beyond Producer J.J. Abrams last week revealed to Access Hollywood Reporter Scott Mantz that the fourth film would also star Chris Hemsworth, who will reprise his role as George Kirk.
The press release also confirmed that Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth are on-board for the fourth film, and that the remaining cast is expected to return. As we have previously reported, Pine and Quinto have clauses in their contracts for a fourth film, but the studio and production companies would have to negotiate new deals with Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, and John Cho. Abrams last week stated at a press event for Star Trek Beyond that recently-deceased Anton Yelchin’s character of Chekov would not be recast.
PARAMOUNT PICTURES, SKYDANCE AND BAD ROBOT
ANNOUNCE A FOURTH “STAR TREK” FILM
CHRIS PINE AND CAST TO BE JOINED BY CHRIS HEMSWORTH, WHO RETURNS TO THE BLOCKBUSTER FRANCHISE AS GEORGE KIRK
HOLLYWOOD, CA (July 18, 2016) – Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Bad Robot today announced that the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise will return to the big screen for another voyage.
In the next installment of the epic space adventure, Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk will cross paths with a man he never had a chance to meet, but whose legacy has haunted him since the day he was born: his father.
Chris Hemsworth, who appeared in 2009’s “STAR TREK,” will return to the space saga as George Kirk to star alongside Pine.
The remaining cast is expected to return.
J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay will write the screenplay. J.J. Abrams and Lindsey Weber will produce through Bad Robot Productions. David Ellison and Dana Goldberg of Skydance will executive produce.