Star Trek 4 in business/logistics phase
Appearing with his Boys in the Band co-stars on the Sirius Radio Andy show, Zachary Quinto responded to a question from host Andy Cohen about the status of the next Star Trek feature film:
I think we are going to learn more in the next few weeks actually. There is a fourth movie that is being developed right now. They brought in a director who is actually a wonderful woman who I have worked with before, named S.J. Clarkson into the mix to develop and helm that project. It’s now kind of in the business, logistical kind of phase.
This comment is consistent with other recent comments from both Quinto and co-star Simon Pegg, expressing optimism that the sequel to Star Trek Beyond, first announced two years ago, is finally moving forward. Of course the business and logistics Quinto refers to are not a small issue. A script has reportedly already been approved, but that still leaves the issue of setting a budget and arranging financing. It has already been announced that Skydance, who were financing partners for the last two Trek films, is returning, but additional partners may be required.
No release date has been set for the film, but a likely target would be the summer of 2020, which would have the film going into production during 2019. So, Quinto’s mention of logistics could be referring to ensuring the actors in high demand, including Chris Hemsworth returning to play George Kirk, are available.
Kelvin crew in Tarantino Trek after all?
Cohen also asked Quinto about the reports of the Quentin Tarantino Star Trek project, and the actor may have revealed something when he said:
That would be the one after [Star Trek 4], which I think is also still in the works. He is doing his Charles Manson movie [Once Upon a Time in Hollywood] this summer. So, we will do this one now and then that one down the line.
Quinto’s mention of “we” in the above quote implies he and the cast for Star Trek 4 would then also move on to Tarantino’s film. It has been previously been reported that the Tarantino Star Trek film is something “separate” from the Kelvin timeline films. A month ago Simon Pegg revealed he didn’t know if his Scotty character was even in Tarantino Trek film, but he also noted that he would be finding out “in a couple of weeks,” which would have been around the beginning of this month. While Quinto may have been speaking generally or just speculating, it is possible the has also been clued in on Tarantino’s Trek project.
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