So where do things stand with the next “Star Trek” film at Paramount Pictures? No-one seems to know right now, not even the Kelvin Timeline’s Captain Kirk himself.

For years there have been people coming and going from the film – several directors and writers have been linked but nothing seems to be able to move the next “Star Trek” cinema release beyond the development phase.

The actors, meanwhile, have been hearing various conflicting reports themselves. Actor Chris Pine, out promoting his villainous role in Disney’s animated “Wish,” was asked by this week if he knew about any plans to continue the “Star Trek” film franchise.

His response? “Not that I know [of]”. Has he read any scripts for another “Star Trek”? “Of course not”. That seems to suggest not much activity is happening.

Things are looking rosier for the “Section 31” film though. The Michelle Yeoh-led spin-off feature from “Star Trek: Discovery” will see the Oscar winner return to the franchise.

The project was originally aiming to begin production in Toronto this Fall until the actor’s strikes halted all that. With them over, a listing update with the Directors Guild of Canada suggests pre-production will get underway this month but that’s not confirmed.

One thing that is confirmed is Yeoh is using her awards clout to ensure the project is still moving forward. Executive producer Alex Kurtzman said last month:

“It is happening. Michelle [Yeoh] is just the most extraordinary person on every level. She had one of the most unbelievable years that anybody could ever have in the history of ever, and she had a million opportunities to hit the jackpot on it and do other things. And what she did with all of the power she had accrued was make sure that Section 31 was moving forward.”

Craig Sweeny has penned the script for the film, with Olatunde Osunsanmi set to direct the project which will hit the Paramount+ streaming service. It’s expected the film will probably go into production whilst the third season of “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” is also in production with filming on that running throughout the first half of next year.

Source: TrekMovie

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