'Star Trek 4' Taps SJ Clarkson As Franchise's First Female Director

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One is the film that Quentin Tarantino hatched with Abrams for an R-rated Trek film. At CinemaCon the studio announced that they not one, but two Star Trek films in the works.

Only last month we were all a little concerned that Paramount might be giving up on Star Trek after each film had seen diminishing returns, but it turns out they're not giving up, they're pulling a KFC and doubling down.

Paramount Pictures has begun propulsion power on the fourth Star Trek film initiated by Bad Robot. "And I doubt he could get around to directing a Star Trek in two or three years".

We've heard whispers and rumors of a time travel adventure featuring Chris Hemsworth as Kirk's (Chris Pine) dad. Clarkson becoming the first female filmmaker to helm a Star Trek film is a big deal and yet another sign that Hollywood is catching on that female directors actually exist and are more than qualified to take on big blockbuster franchises.

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Signing a director makes Star Trek 4 a lot more likely to happen, especially with its willing cast.

Clarkson is a British director who has done a shitload of television shows including Vinyl, Jessica Jones and The Defenders.

Gianopulos announced a string of sequels in partnership with Skydance Media, including a new "Terminator" with Linda Hamilton from the original movie back on board with Arnold Schwarzenegger, "Top Gun: Maverick" with Tom Cruise - and two new "Star Trek" films. That script is being written by Mark L. Smith (The Revenant, Overlord). Many box office watchers believe confusion over how Rogue One: A Star Wars Story related to the characters and events introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens may have hurt its box office (that said, it still cleared a billion dollars).

When it comes to Star Trek 4, only the vaguest plot details are available.