S.J. Clarkson becomes first female director in ‘Star Trek’ franchise

S.J. Clarkson has been tapped to direct “Star Trek 4,” making her the first female to helm a movie in the “Star Trek” franchise.

Paramount Footage had no remark. The studio introduced at CinemaCon in Las Vegas that it was planning a fourth film with Chris Hemsworth, who appeared as Chris Pine’s father in 2009’s “Star Trek.” Zachary Quinto can also be set to return.

Paramount is growing one other “Star Trek” movie from J.J. Abrams and Quentin Tarantino, however sources say it’s nonetheless being written and would come after the fourth film.

Whereas particulars on “Star Trek 4” are obscure, sources say a key plot level sees Pine’s character operating into his father (Hemsworth) in a time journey ploy.

J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay penned the screenplay. Abrams and Lindsey Weber will produce by Unhealthy Robotic Productions, whereas David Ellison and Dana Goldberg of Skydance Media will govt produce.

The unique 2009 reboot “Star Trek” earned $385 million worldwide, whereas its sequel “Star Trek: Into Darkness” made $467 million globally in 2013. The third, “Star Trek Past,” introduced in $343 million worldwide in 2016.

Clarkson is greatest recognized for her work on the TV scene with exhibits resembling “Dexter,” “Bates Motel,” “Orange is the New Black” and “Jessica Jones.” She just lately directed a handful of episodes for Marvel’s “The Defenders.”

Clarkson is repped by WME and the Curtis Brown Group.


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