It looks like the USS Enterprise has been grounded for now. Following reports that SJ Clarkson (Jessica Jones) had been tapped to executive produce and direct the pilot for a Game of Thrones spinoff, Deadline spoke to a source who told them the following regarding the untitled Star Trek sequel:
“I hear Clarkson was recruited by HBO for GOT after she recently became available. Earlier this year, Clarkson was the first female director to be tapped to direct a Star Trek movie when she was hired to helm the fourth feature in the current series. That project has since been shelved.”
Star Trek 4 had previously run into production problems when contract negotiations involving Chris Hemsworth and Chris Pine fell through. Now it looks like the project might never come to fruition after all.
The first Star Trek film in 2009 had a budget of $150 million and made $385.7 million at the worldwide box office, while the second installment, Star Trek Into Darkness, earned $467.4 million total on a $185 million budget. The most recent film, Star Trek Beyond, made $343.5 million at the worldwide box office with a budget of $185 million, making it the lowest grossing film in the trilogy.
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Directed by Justin Lin, Star Trek Beyond stars John Cho, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, Sofia Boutella, and Idris Elba. Check out the synopsis below:
“After stopping off at Starbase Yorktown, a remote outpost on the fringes of Federation space, the USS Enterprise, halfway into their five-year mission, is destroyed by an unstoppable wave of unknown aliens. With the crew stranded on an unknown planet and with no apparent means of rescue, they find themselves fighting against a ruthless enemy with a well-earned hatred of the Federation and everything it stands for. Only a rebellious alien warrior can help them reunite and leave the planet to stop this deadly menace from beginning a possible galactic war.”
All three Star Trek movies, including Star Trek Beyond, are available on Digital, Blu-ray, and DVD.