Fri. Sep 25th, 2020

Noah Hawley’s ‘Star Trek’ on the Back Burner at Paramount

Paramount’s newly-installed motion picture group president Emma Watts is re-assessing the slate. And Star Trek is also affected.

Three different versions of the classic sci-fi adventure are in development at the studio, including one by Quentin Tarantino. Another one seeks to reunite the cast of the reboot made by J.J. Abrams several years ago.

And there’s a third one being developed by Fargo TV creator Noah Hawley.
As Watts looks to see what should be a priority, sources told THR that Hawley’s project is heading to the lower decks. One reason could be due to a plot centering around a virus that wipes out vast parts of the known universe, a topic that not seen as a good or sensitive fit if you’re making escapist entertainment given the current coronavirus pandemic.

Paramount had no comment.

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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett

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