Paramount Is Recruiting Noah Hawley to Write and Direct New Star Trek Movie
Deadline reported an exclusive on Tuesday that Noah Hawley is in final talks with Paramount Pictures about the new Star Trek film. They want him to write and direct, but he will also receive production credit. It will be a combination of his production company, 26 Keys, and JJ Abrams’s Bad Robot. It will be the fourth film in the franchise, all led by Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, and Karl Urban.
Noah Hawley Is No Novice
Hawley has a ton of writing experience. He serves as showrunner on the FX series, Legion, starring Dan Stevens. He also serves as executive producer, director, writer, and showrunner on Fargo. Fargo also airs on FX and is produced under Hawley’s company, 26 Keys. The show is in production of its fourth season.
He began is television career on Fox’s hit series, Bones. He went on to executive-produce and run ABC’s My Generation and The Unusuals.
Hawley directed a film for the first time on Lucy in the Sky, which was released this year at the Toronto International Film Festival. It tells the story of a post-mission astronaut (Natalie Portman) and her emotional downward spiral. The film stars Portman, Dan Stevens, Jon Hamm, Zazie Beetz, Colman Domingo, and Ellen Burstyn.
He has also written several novels. As a companion to his series, he wrote Fargo: This Is a True Story. Grand Central Publishing released it just last month. He has also written separate novels: A Conspiracy of Tall Men, Other People’s Weddings, The Punch, The Good Father, and, most recently, Before the Fall.
Other Star Trek News
Paramount’s last Star Trek film was Star Trek Beyond in 2016. Justin Lin (who directed Fast & Furious 6) directed that installment.
The studio is also working on a spin-off with director Quentin Tarantino, who is in talks with JJ Abrams.
There is no news about what Hawley or Tarantino’s films will contain, plot-wise, but I’m sure we’ll know more soon.