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Yet more JarJar Abram's Crap Trek. :-(
From Variety.com ...
New 'Star Trek' Movie in the Works
From 'Fear the Walking Dead' Writer Kalinda Vazquez
Boldly going where only men have gone before, "Fear the
Walking Dead" co-executive producer Kalinda Vazquez is
writing an original "Star Trek" movie for Paramount
Pictures, with J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot producing. Should
the film get a greenlight, Vazquez would be the first
woman ever to pen a "Star Trek" feature.
There are no details yet on the nature of Vazquez's
approach, including whether it would include any
previously established "Star Trek" characters. But
Vazquez has recently written episodes of the burgeoning
galaxy of "Trek" TV series now streaming on Paramount
Plus. In 2019, she wrote "Ask Not," an episode of "Star
Trek: Short Treks" in which Capt. Christopher Pike
(Anson Mount) tests a Starfleet cadet. And in 2020,
Vazquez wrote the teleplay for "Terra Firma, Part 2," an
episode of "Star Trek: Discovery" set almost entirely in
the Mirror Universe, in which the benevolent Federation
is instead the bloodthirsty Terran Empire.
Along with her work on "Trek" and "Fear the Walking
Dead," Vazquez has written on episodes of "Runaways,"
"Once Upon a Time" and "Nikita." She's also currently
writing a Marvel comics run about America Chavez, the
first Latinx LBGTQ Marvel superhero to get their own
title series. And she's reportedly developing an
adaptation of the sci-fi novel "Roadmarks" for HBO with
George R.R. Martin.
Vazquez's "Star Trek" project is the latest in a string
of "Trek" features still under development at Paramount.
In 2017, Quentin Tarantino partnered with Abrams and Bad
Robot on a prospective feature ultimately written by Mark
L. Smith ("The Revenant"), though Tarantino's commitment
to direct the project appears tenuous at best. In August,
Paramount also elected to pause work on a "Star Trek"
feature from writer-director Noah Hawley (FX's "Fargo"),
after Emma Watts stepped in as studio president. Hawley
told Variety that his project would "start from scratch"
with a new set of characters who have an explicit link to
established "Trek" canon.