While I personally haven’t been too keen on the rebooted Star Trek movie series, it sounded like the fourth film could have been something really interesting – and I say sounded, because there now seems to be doubt as to whether it will actually happen. It was over two years ago when J. J. Abrams announced that Chris Hemsworth would be reprising his role as Captain Kirk’s father from the 2009 film’s prologue in what was going to be a twisty time and reality-hopping tale. S. J. Clarkson [Jessica Jones] came on board as the film franchise’s first female director and things looked good – until now.
According to ‘The Hollywood Reporter’, both Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth have walked away from negotiations to star in the film over Paramount allegedly trying to force them to take pay cuts. The producers were supposedly waiting to lock down both Pine and Hemsworth before negotiating deals for supporting cast members like Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana and Simon Pegg.
However, it does seem that another Trek film which many of us thought would never seriously be considered by the studio actually stands a chance of seeing the light of day. Quentin Tarantino’s been talking about his proposed Trek adventure for some time now, but Paramount is reportedly developing it, and as an ‘R’-rated picture – though Simon Pegg reassures us that:
“It won’t be Pulp Fiction in space. It won’t be ordinary, it’ll have him all over it, but it won’t be anything a Star Trek fan will have to worry about”.