S.J. Clarkson has been selected to direct "Star Trek 4," making her the first woman to direct a movie in the "Star Trek" franchise.
Paramount Pictures did not comment. The studio announced at CinemaCon in Las Vegas that it was planning a fourth movie with Chris Hemsworth, who appeared as Chris Pine's father in "Star Trek" in 2009. Zachary Quinto is also coming back. Paramount is developing another "Star Trek" movie by J.J. Abrams and Quentin Tarantino, but the sources say that it is still being written and would come after the fourth movie.
Although the details on "Star Trek 4" are vague, sources say that a key point of the plot sees the character of Pine running towards his father (Hemsworth) in a stratagem of time travel.
JD Payne and Patrick McKay wrote the script. Abrams and Lindsey Weber will produce through Bad Robot Productions, while David Ellison and Dana Goldberg from Skydance Media will be executive producers.
The original 2009 "Star Trek" restart earned $ 385 million worldwide, while its sequel "Star Trek: Into Darkness" earned $ 467 million worldwide in 2013. The third, "Star Trek Beyond ", brought $ 343 million worldwide in 2016.
Clarkson is best known for his work on the television scene with shows like" Dexter "," Bates Motel, "Orange is the new black" and "Jessica Jones" He recently directed a handful of episodes for Marvel's "The Defenders."
Clarkson is featured by WME.