Matt Shakman has reportedly closed a deal to direct the next “Star Trek” film at Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot.
After nearly five years of trying to figure out where to go with the film part of the franchise after “Star Trek Beyond,” the new film seems to be coalescing with the script by Lindsey Beer and Geneva Robertson getting the go-ahead. Mark L. Smith (for Quentin Tarantino) and Noah Hawley have also worked on versions.
That suggests a continuation of the Kelvin Timeline with Chris Pine as Captain Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Spock, but that is not confirmed right now – though J.J. Abrams is coming back to produce.
Right now the project is targeting a production start next Spring with plans for a release on June 9th 2023 – seven years after ‘Beyond’ hit cinemas.
Shakman executive produced and directed Marvel Studios’ “WandaVision” and Hulu’s “The Great” along with helming episodes of various shows from “Game of Thrones” to “Fargo” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”.
Shakman came out of theater background and remains the artistic director of the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.
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