Kalinda Vazquez will be writing Paramount’s next Star Trek film
The Star Trek The universe is about to do big things at Paramount +. But while the brand is currently thriving on the small screen, its future on the big screen has been nebulous since Star Trek Beyond in 2016. Since then, there have been a handful of false starts that everyone from Noah Hawley to Quentin Tarantino flirted with with the idea of putting their own stamp on the franchise. However, it looks like Paramount is looking internally for a writer to tackle his next Star Trek movie. According to the deadline, Star Trek: Discovery writer Kalinda Vazquez will script the film (via SuperHeroHype).
Involvement in the Star Trek universe appears to be Vazquez’s birthright. It was named after a character named Kelinda who appeared in an episode of the original Star Trek In addition to Discovery, Vazquez has also written for Star Trek: Short Treks, Fear the Walking Dead, and Marvel’s Runaways. She is currently working with Game of Thrones creator George RR Martin on a TV adaptation of Roger Zelazny’s Roadmarks. That series will eventually air HBO.
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It’s not clear what Vazquez and Paramount are planning for the next Star Trek adventure. However, according to Deadline’s sources, this new pact is a “blind deal” between her and the studio. JJ Abrams, director of Paramount’s first two Star Trek films on the Kelvin timeline, will be producing the new film through his Bad Robot banner.
Paramount has not yet cleared a release window for the next Star Trek movie.
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