• [NEWS] New "Star Trek" movie in pre-development

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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.

    Deadline first reported the news.


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