This decision was made after director Matt Shakman departed the production with no name to work on the film “Fantastic FourFantastic Four.” On Tuesday, Paramount announced that it will not release its untitled Star Trek movie in theatres on December 22, 2023, as previously scheduled.
The news didn’t come as a surprise at all. Late in August, The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that director Adam Shakman had withdrawn from the film due to scheduling conflicts from his transition to working on Fantastic Four for Marvel.
“Matt Shakman is an extraordinarily brilliant filmmaker, and we regret that the timing didn’t align for him to direct our upcoming Star Trek feature,” Paramount Pictures stated in a statement at the time. “We wish the timing had aligned for him to helm our upcoming Star Trek film.”
“We are pleased about the creative vision of this new chapter and look forwards to introducing it to audiences all across the world. We are appreciative of his numerous efforts.”
Josh Friedman and Cameron Squires are responsible for the most recent iteration of the script. They worked off of a draught written initially by Lindsey Beer and Geneva Robertson-Dworet.
Paramount has been working on the next Star Trek film for quite some time now, and their goal is to bring back Chris Pine and the rest of the cast from the rebooted Enterprise that was seen for the first time in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek film from 2009.
Star Trek Beyond, released in 2016, marked the most recent appearance of several cast members, including Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, and John Cho, among others.
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