Star Trek 4 has a script from J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay and would continue the films series that was rebooted by Abrams with 2009's Star Trek. However, this announcement was made before the release of Star Trek Beyond, and there has been little news about the project since. As of now, though, there are only two specific Trek films in development, and it looks like S.J. Clarkson's Star Trek 4 will be hitting theaters first. The studio reportedly wants a female director for the position. J.J. Abrams confirmed the story back in 2016, saying it would involve sort sort of time travel element and reunite long-lost father and son. Sources now say the film is being written and would not debut until after Star Trek 4. That would be a new territory for Star Trek, which has, for the most part, kept its film series focused on one crew at the time.
Clarkson is best known for her work on the TV scene with shows such as "Dexter", "Bates Motel", "Orange is the New Black", and "Jessica Jones". Tarantino's attention is now focused on Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, while Mark L. Smith (The Revenant) is apparently working on the Trek screenplay.
The two films could include the Star Trek film written by Quentin Tarantino, which the director pitched to Paramount last winter.
But it's one fans have been pining for given the flurry of news that studio partner Skydance has three different scripts in various stages of development.
Yesterday, I had slight trouble believing either would happen, but now I'm not so sure about this Hemsworth one. So I don't know what is going to happen.