Beam Me up Scotty, Star Trek 4 Is Back On

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chris pine as kirk in star trek
Credit: Paramount Pictures

Star Trek 4 has had a turbulent time in development, to say the least. With the latest report from Variety, Trekkies may have another entry of the Kelvin timeline heading into their quadrant.

The article says a new screenwriter has been attached to the previously doomed project. Steve Yockey, creator of the Max series The Flight Attendant, is the screenwriter set to boldly go where no man has gone before.

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The fourth instalment in the Kelvin timeline, which began with 2009's Star Trek, looks like it has finally set its course. According to Variety, Screenwriter Steve Yockey is reported to take the helm.

"Story details remain under a powerful cloaking device, but Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot still intend the project to be the final chapter for the cast that rebooted the franchise in movie theaters with 2009’s Star Trek, including Chris Pine (as Capt. James T. Kirk), Zachary Quinto (as Cmdr. Spock), Zoe Saldaña (as Lt. Nyota Uhura), Karl Urban (as Dr. Leonard McCoy), John Cho (as Lt. Hikaru Sulu) and Simon Pegg (as chief engineer Montgomery Scott)."

Hopefully, this new information will mean that Star Trek fans will get to see the final adventures of the Chris Pine-led Enterprise crew. Several attempts were made previously to get this project off the ground.

At one stage, legendary director Quentin Tarantino was set to make Star Trek 4 his tenth and final feature film.

Tarantino's unmade Star Trek 4 was inspired by the Star Trek Original Series episode "A Piece of the Action." It would place the Enterprise crew in 1920s or 30s Chicago.

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