S.J. Clarkson Takes Helm Of ‘Star Trek 4’ As Director
According to a report in Variety today, S.J. Clarkson will be helming the USS Enterprise (behind the camera) for the as-yet-untitled ‘Star Trek 4’ movie. This will be the first time a female director has been in charge of a ‘Star Trek’ movie, although the various TV shows have had numerous female writers and directors in the past.
For those of you that don’t know the name, there is a good chance you’ve seen S.J. Clarkson’s work. She is a British director who got her start on soaps such as ‘Doctors’, ‘Eastenders’ and ‘Casualty’ before moving on to much more interesting fare such as ‘Hustle’, ‘Life on Mars’ and ‘Whitechapel’. After hopping across the Atlantic, she directed episodes of ‘Dexter’, ‘Heroes’ and ‘Orange Is the New Black’, then joined the Marvel universe directing ‘Jessica Jones’ and ‘The Defenders’.
The 4th movie in the ‘Star Trek’ film franchise is said to star Chris Hemsworth reprising his role as George Kirk, James T. Kirk’s father from the original 2009 movie. Given George *spoilers* didn’t last long in that film *spoilers*, it’s believed the new movie will feature some sort of time travel element which will see Chris Pine’s Kirk reunited with his father. Zachary Quinto is also set to return as Spock.
The script for the new film has been written by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay and will be produced by JJ Abrams and Lindsey Weber through Bad Robot Productions.
For those of you thinking “Wait a minute… What about that Quentin Tarantino ‘Star Trek’ movie?” That is still apparently in the works but will come after ‘Star Trek 4’ if it does happen.
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