Star Trek 4 Hires S.J. Clarkson As Director
The Jessica Jones and Defenders director takes on the sci-fi franchise!
S.J. Clarkson To Helm Star Trek 4!
In a new announcement, Paramount confirmed that they have hired director S.J. Clarkson to helm the upcoming fourth installment of the new Star Trek film series. She is the first female director to be behind the camera in this franchise's long history. Paramount’s Jim Gianopulos confirmed the studio is developing two Star Trek films during his CinemaCon presentation today — a sequel to their existing franchise and the mysterious Quentin Tarantino project, which recently landed The Revenant screenwriter Mark L. Smith. Clarkson will be taking on the reboot of the series started by J.J. Abrams in 2009, continued with Abrams' sequel Star Trek Into Darkness in 2013, and left off with Justin Lin's third film Star Trek Beyond in 2016.
The new movie is said to follow the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise as they meet Captain James T. Kirk's father George Kirk played by Chris Hemsworth who is returning from his breakout role in the 2009 film. The rest of the cast is also expected to return, although it's unclear if they will recast Pavel Chekov who was played by the late Anton Yelchin in the first three movies. The film has no current release date, but it will likely go into production later this year for release in 2019 or 2020. The script comes from J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay with J.J. Abrams andLindsey Weber producing through Bad Robot, alongside executive producersDavid Ellison and Dana Goldberg of Skydance Media.