The galaxy giveth and the galaxy taketh away. The fourth Star Trek reboot film in the J.J. Abrams timeline has been on shaky ground, with the two leading Chris’s (Pine and Hemsworth) exiting negotiations to star in it. Now, direct S.J. Clarkson, who would have been the first woman to direct a Star Trek film, has left the project and will instead helm Game of Thrones prequel pilot.
That news of Clarkson jumping from the U.S.S. Enterprise to Westeros comes from Deadline, who says that the Star Trek film is now shelved. This comes off the heels of news that several Star Trek shows are on their way. Besides the previously announced Captain Picard show, a kid-friendly animated Star Trek show was also confirmed, and a Starfleet Academy show from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, who recently came out with Runaways season 2, is also reportedly in the works. Expect Alex Kurtzman to oversee those shows as well.
It’s a strange turn of events, seeing how there was a long period since the 2009 film where the franchise was exclusively on film with nothing to say on television. Ever since Star Trek: Discovery survived its rocky production start, the television spinoffs have been non-stop. Pretty soon, CBS All-Access will just become the Star Trek channel.
Maybe we’ll finally get that Tarantino Star Trek film instead, huh?
Star Trek 4 movie reportedly shelved, but more shows on the way [CNET]
‘Game Of Thrones’ Prequel HBO Pilot: SJ Clarkson To Direct; Naomi Ackie & 7 More Cast [Deadline]