The famous movie studio wants to bring the crew back together for one more space romp in the USS Enterprise.
During a recent chat with the Observer, actor Zachary Quinto opened up about the possibility of another installment in the current Star Trek film franchise.
“I mean the only thing I can say is there’s a lot of energy around more movies,” said Quinto. “Which ones are going to happen, which ones might happen first? I can’t really say, I don’t know honestly. I know there are lots of conversations being had about it. I know there are plans afoot to do at least one if not more movies.”
Since the release of Star Trek: Beyond, Paramount has always mentioned making a fourth film in the current franchise. The initial plan for the next trek through space would involve Chris Hemsworth reprising his role as George Kirk and crossing paths with his son, James T. Kirk, played by Chris Pine. Simon Pegg, who plays Scotty in the films and co-wrote Beyond, is apparently working on a script for the sequel with writing partner Doug Jung.
Prior to Quinto’s discussion about Paramount’s desire to make more Trek movies, the most recent buzz about the franchise involved Quentin Tarantino and his desire to make a Star Trek film. Tarantino had previously pitched a story to Paramount and they apparently loved it, supposedly having an R-rating attached to it.
Paramount Pictures definitely wants more Star Trek in the world, as do I, but it’s a bit confusing as to what direction they’re going for. Will they follow the current iteration of the movie franchise with the same cast and crew? Or, will they take a radically different approach and make an R-rated Trek film in the style of Tarantino’s movies? Or will they do both?
It’s too early to tell now, so we’ll just have to wait and see which direction the movie studio decides to boldly go forward with.