Paramount Plans New Star Trek Movie With Chris Pine And Crew

It is official, Paramount is developing a new Star Trek movie and plans to star Chris Pine and his crew back into the Enterprise.

It is an understatement to say that Paramount is getting busy.

Apart from other projects, Paramount is deep in talks to bring back Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho and Simon Pegg.

They want this crew to come back for a fourth movie.

Do they plan to do more?

Paramount executive Brian Robbins and J.J. Abrams, director of the 2009 Star Trek film himself said during the Paramount Investors Day Presentation.

We are thrilled to say that we are hard at work on a new Star Trek film that will be shooting by the end of the year that will be featuring our original cast and some new characters that I think are going to be really fun and exciting and help take Star Trek into areas that you’ve just never seen before.

Paramount Plans New Star Trek Movie With Chris Pine And Crew

Paramount Plans New Star Trek Movie With Chris Pine And Crew

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Progression on Star Trek’s Kelvin Timeline is in the foreseeable future.

In 2009, Abrams introduced the Kelvin Timeline of Star Trek.

It is the eleventh film in the Star Trek franchise that rebooted the story featuring the same characters with the new cast.

In the story, Romulan Nero traveled to 2233 and destroyed the starship U.S.S. Kelvin killing the crew including George Kirk.

This destruction of the starship created the alternative quantum universe.

It is with history and timeline significantly different from the “Prime” universe.

Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman wrote the film from Gene Roddenberry’s work.

Paramount Plans New Star Trek Movie With Chris Pine And Crew

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The sequel in 2013, Star Trek Into Darkness, still had J. J. Abrams as director with Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Damon Lindelof as the writers.

The crew of the Starship Enterprise returns home after an act of terrorism.

Capt. James T. Kirk leads the crew on a mission to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.

This led all of them into a game of life and death.

2016’s movie Star Trek Beyond had Justin Lin as director with Simon Pegg and Doug Jung as writers.

The Enterprise is on a rescue mission that leads to its destruction as an enemy means to resume galactic conflict.

They discover that the enemy, Krall, is the former U.S.S. Franklin’s Captain.

Krall thought the Federation abandoned him and his crew.

Thus, he planned to destroy the Federation itself.

Using Franklin, Kirk was able to thwart his plans that led to his demise.

Spock and McCoy saves Kirk before he also got blown into space.

Kirk declines the promotion to vice admiral and opts to keep his position as a captain.

The movie ended showing the construction of the new ship, the USS Enterprise-A.

The captain and the crew anticipating their upcoming mission.

Paramount Plans New Star Trek Movie With Chris Pine And Crew

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The previous three movies had the total production budget of $515M that generated a Box Office Record of almost $1.2B reflecting a 131% return of investment.

Highest Box Office record among the three belongs to Star Trek Into Darkness with $467.4M reflecting 146% return of investment.

In terms of % return of investment, the best numbers come from the first of the three, 2009 Star Trek that showed 176%.

These are truly positive numbers.

Meaning: audiences are ready for a continuation of the Kelvin Timeline.

If your past achievements tell you that a new venture forecasts a sure income, wouldn’t you take the chance as well?

New Star Trek Movie Continues The Kelvin Timeline

Paramount Plans New Star Trek Movie With Chris Pine And Crew

The fourth movie from the Kelvin Timeline has yet to disclose details on the story.

We have reason to believe that the plot is on the latter stages of writing.

Matt Shakman of WandaVision is directing the new film.

Josh Friedman and Cameron Squires are the writers basing the story from a draft Lindsey Beer and Geneva Robertson-Dworet wrote.

Even though actors for the characters are not officially on board yet, Paramount is positive that they will be able to get them back.

Abrams concluded the announcement, saying:

We’re thrilled about this film, we have a bunch of other stories that we’re talking about that we think will be really exciting, so can’t wait for you to see what we’re cooking up But until then, live long and prosper.

The Enterprise will jump into hyperspace again December 22, 2023.


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