We already know that Paramount Pictures is currently reconsidering its plans for the future of the Star Trek franchise. However, that doesn't mean that any of the previously confirmed projects have been canceled. A new report reveals that all Star Trek films are still in development which means we could still be getting Quentin Tarantino's awesome 30s gangster-inspired movie.
The revelation comes from Screen Rant, which posted an update on an article that announced Star Trek 4 has been cancelled. "Paramount confirms with us that this is not true and Star Trek movies are still in development," the update reads. Needless to say, this is good news for Trekkies who have been disappointed about the possibility that we'll never get to see what Tarantino had envisioned.
Tarantino's pitch has been described to be “based on an episode of the classic Star Trek series that takes place largely earthbound in a 30s gangster setting.” It's a clear reference to A Piece of the Action, which saw Captain Kirk and Spock suiting up like mobsters. In contrast, Noah Hawley was planning a full reboot that would feature a new cast having to deal with a virus outbreak.
This also means that we could still be getting Star Trek 4, which was supposed to have an elaborate time-travel story focusing on Captain Kirk and his father George Kirk. The project was one of the first films to seemingly fall apart when Paramount failed to seal a deal with returning stars Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth. On the other hand, it could still be possible so we're hoping to get an update on this really soon.
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