Multiple New ‘Star Trek’ Films are in the Works at Paramount Pictures.
“Star Trek” executive producer Alex Kurtzman and Paramount Pictures CEO Brian Robbins spoke about the different tactics and synergies that will take the series into the next decade or so in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
Lesley Goldberg of THR asked Kurtzman and Robbins a few questions about the premiere of “Star Trek: Prodigy” and how this new animated Trek could become a feature film in the future. This “Prodigy” film, which would be released in theaters, would be targeted at portraying the show’s characters in a way that all ages might appreciate – mom, dad, and the kids.
A Film About a Future “Prodigy”
This is a “four-quadrant” method, according to Robbins, and it would allow Trek to pull off a movie like “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” which was able to entertain on several levels.
“We’re working on numerous fronts,” Robbins said in an interview with THR. “Obviously, Alex is the key for the franchise [on Paramount+].” “On the film side, J.J. [Abrams] has been the keeper of the franchise. We hope that as a corporation, we do the right thing for the franchise as a whole.”
Surprisingly, Robbins revealed that Paramount is working on three Trek movies: the aforementioned “Prodigy” picture, a new J.J. Abrams-produced feature, and a hypothetical Paramount+ film. The following exchange alluded to the previous film:
“Are you getting screenplays for a live-action feature from both camps?” Goldberg inquired of Robbins.
“There’s a lot going on,” Robbins said, “and I’m just going to leave it at that.”
Is it possible to have two live-action films?
These remarks reinforce what has been a bit of an enigma in recent months. The hire of Kalinda Vazquez to write “Star Trek 4,” as many speculated, was reported by Heavy. Fans were later informed that a sequel to the first Trek film would be released on June 9, 2023. Many assumed it was the same film, but Heavy’s Robin Zabiegalski correctly predicted that these were two different films.
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