Star Trek Director Pitches A New Trek Film to Paramount

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Paramount Pictures has hired the writer of Star Trek: Discovery, Kalinda Vasquez to write a script for a possible new Star Trek film. Apparently aside from Vasques the director of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Nicholas Meyer, is also working his way back to the franchise.

Meyer spoke to Trekmovie.com regarding his new pitch for the Star Trek franchise. Meyer was the one who pitched for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. It focused on Khan Noonien Singh's days when he was stranded on the Ceti Alpha V. Meyer revealed that he and Steven-Charles Jaffe are working on a pitch for a new Star Trek movie. Meyer and Jaffe worked together on Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. The director has taken his pitch to Emma Watts, J.J. Abrams, and Alex Kurtzman at Paramount Pictures.

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Meyer said that he and Jaffe wrote a whole treatment and plan for a full-length Star Trek feature film. They didn't write a full script. They only wrote a very detailed treatment, with a whole pitch doc with illustrations.

What they did was quite a comprehensive thing. They first took their pitch to Kurtzman, to Abrams, then to Watts at Paramount. Meyer said that it was a very detailed proposal. It could have been a film or series. In fact, the proposal can lead to a film then adapted to a series, or a series to a film. The director added that it was an independent piece of the Star Trek universe which based on the different holes in the chronology, allowing the insertion of original material.

Meyer didn't give any details about the story or plot of the pitch, but he revealed that the film will fill a gap in the franchise, which could lead to more stories in the Star Trek universe.

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