Wednesday, 19 September, 2018

SJ Clarkson To Helm Next 'Star Trek' For Paramount Pictures

SJ Clarkson SJ Clarkson set to become first female director in Star Trek history
| 27 April, 2018, 01:06

Besides informing that "A Quiet Place" sequel is now in development, Paramount CEO Jim Gianopulos further hyped audiences by announcing that the studio is now developing two "Star Trek" movies.

"A Quiet Place", which regained top spot at the domestic box office over the weekend, has amassed more than $200 million in revenue worldwide against a budget of just $17 million and is Paramount's biggest hit since 2016's "Star Trek Beyond". "At first he (Gianopulos) said 'several new Star Trek movies and then clarified that it was two right now in the works". Today's statement from Paramount's CEO appears to confirm these statements.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gianopulos made the comments at CinemaCon, the annual convention for theater owners.

In a recent interview with ET Canada, Spock depicter Zachary Quinto shared that the studio is developing at least more than one "Star Trek" movie. The other could be the project announced in the summer of 2016 - to be written by J.D. Variety reports the film will involve a time-travel story that introduces Kirk (Chris Pine) to his father. Clarkson, who will be the first woman to helm a Trek film.


It's important to note that at this point Paramount has not officially given any official green light to any Star Trek film, however the mention of Skydance's involvement is a key important step.

"If you told me five years ago that an nearly silent film starring the very amusing guy Jim from "The Office" would have been a hit at Paramount, I would have said, 'Well, I should go work at Paramount, '" said Gianopulos, who joined the studio a year ago.

After the less-than-stellar box-office performance of Star Trek Beyond, which failed to keep pace with the J.J. Abrams-rebooted 2009 Star Trek and its 2013 sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness, the announcement of multiple sequels to Abram's so-called Kelvin timeline is a bold step forward for Paramount.

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