Friday 27 April 2018

Star Trek 4 finds its director

The new on-screen Star Trek news keeps coming! Variety report Paramount are in the process of signing up S.J. Clarkson to direct the next movie; a notable move in terms of representation behind the scenes, as this will make the next Star Trek movie the first in the franchise to be directed by a woman.

This appears to be Clarkson's first movie, but she has numerous TV credits to her name, spanning a diverse range of series; starting out with episodes of UK series such as Hustle, and Life on Mars; before moving across the pond to work on numerous popular series including Heroes, Ugly Betty, House, Dexter, Orange is the New Black, Jessica Jones, and The Defenders. She has also been the sole director of a couple of miniseries; Love Nina, and most recently Collateral.

Variety believe Clarkson will be working on the project announced a couple of years ago, featuring the return of Chris Hemsworth as George Kirk, with a script by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay. They also state that the other film currently in development, under the guidance of Quentin Tarantino will likely come after this fourth Kelvin timeline movie, while The Hollywood Reporter believe the Tarantino film will also be set in a separate timeline.


Fox said...

So Tarantino will give us a *third* timeline, or back to the "prime" timeline?

Gojirasaurus said...

I'm all for having a female director, but someone who has NOT directed a film before?

Again. This person has NOT directed a film before.

This is STAR TREK. It's a MAJOR franchise. That means Paramount GETS TO PICK FROM ESTABLISHED DIRECTORS. It should be needless to say that any director, male or female, ought to have film experience; not TV alone.

Now, again, I AM all for having a female director, but if this was a PR move to put diversity above merit, not only am I stunned at how low Paramount holds the franchise now to make such a move, but I am also STUNNED that they couldn't find a female director with more film experience.

Of course, if this is true and does goes forward I hope it turns out well, but they instill doubt and fear by choosing any inexperienced director for such a major task.

In fact, when you consider how crucial it is to find a director of merit given how increasingly poorly the Kelvin timeline films have been received, I begin to doubt this news is even true.

We shall see.

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