For the better part of a year, after it was clear the script written by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay was “shelved” indefinitely, there had been no indications that a fourth Kelvin movie would be made. However, Deadline Hollywood this afternoon just dropped a surprise; they have it on good authority that Paramount is actively courting Noah Hawley to write and direct the next Trek movie. Deadline assumes that this film will be with the Kelvin cast for their fourth movie together.
Hawley is no stranger to genre work, having created Legion for FX and Marvel. He is best known for his work as executive producer, writer, director, and showrunner on FX’s Emmy-winning series, Fargo.
The film would be made under Hawley’s 26 Keys production company, along with producer J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot.
Tarantino Trek still on the table
Deadline notes that the Tarantino project is also still alive and is a separate project, not directly impacted by this fourth movie news.
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