Star Trek news has been coming at warp speed today. Movies in development, Discovery begins production on season 2 and a first for the Trek movie franchise.
Star Trek: Discovery Season Two
Earlier this month it was reported that Inhumans star Anson Mount was cast in the role of Captain Pike. Star Trek: Discovery begins production on its second season with a teaser video. Along with glimpses of sets and characters, we get a first look at concept art of the new “old” classic Trek uniforms.
The production and design team has done a fantastic job in its progression of tech. From Star Trek: Enterprise through Discovery and into the classic series, it is easy to see how the designers are looking to show a logical evolution of tech. The communicators, phasers, tricorders and other props clearly show how tech from the previous series have inspired designs for Discovery.
It’s clear now the same attention and planning are at work in the design of Starfleet uniforms.
Two Movies in Development
Last night during Paramount Pictures’ presentation at the 2018 CinemaCon conference in Las Vegas, Paramount’s CEO Jim Gianopulos announced upcoming plans. Along with other film sequels for Top Gun and Transformers, there are also plans for not one but two Star Trek films.
There are few details about the two films, but it was confirmed late today that S.J. Clarkson is being tapped to direct the fourth film in the Kelvin timeline. Rumor has it the screenplay written by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay reunites Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk with his father, played by Chris Hemsworth. Clearly, it must involve some kind of time travel element.
The second film, reportedly to be released after Star Trek 4 is being developed by J.J. Abrams and Quentin Tarantino. Sources close to the project say the script is as yet unfinished.
S.J. Clarkson, who has directed episodes of Jessica Jones, The Defenders, and Orange Is The New Black will be the first woman to ever direct a Star Trek feature film. A number of women have directed episodes of various Trek series, but none have ever helmed a film.