Back in November it was announced that Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot’s plans for a fourth Star Trek movie were back on track, with Fargo and Legion creator Noah Hawley signing on to write and direct a fourth outing for the rebooted Kelvin timeline crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise.
However, speaking to GoldDerby, actor Simon Pegg (Scotty) has revealed that he’s yet to hear anything about the project, and actually casts some doubt on whether Hawley is working on Star Trek 4, or a new project entirely.
“I don’t know anything about it,” states Pegg. “I think Noah Hawley’s been hired to write something for Star Trek, which is very exciting. He’s a brilliant writer and always creates interesting stuff. Whether or not we’re involved with that, I don’t know. I don’t think so and I don’t think Noah’s thing is necessarily going to be Star Trek 4.”
Paramount had been planning on moving ahead with Star Trek 4 under director S.J. Clarkson (Jessica Jones), but the sequel fell apart when the studio was unable to reach deals with Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth, the latter of whom was being lined up to reprise his role from the 2009 film as George Kirk, the father of Pine’s James T.
A second feature, one shepherded by Quentin Tarantino and set in the Kelvin timeline, has also been in development for the past couple of years, although the filmmaker suggested recently that he is “steering away” from the project.
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