The next film in the Star Trek franchise just got some fresh (green) blood. Matt Shakman, Lindsey Beer, and Geneva Robertson-Dworet are helming the next film in the Star Trek film series.
WandaVision director Matt Shakman is directing the next film in the Star Trek franchise, according to an article from Deadline. This is a boon to the Star Trek franchise, as Shakman’s WandaVision racked up no less than 23 Emmy nominations this week, including “Outstanding Directing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie.” Shakman has also directed Fargo, Game of Thrones, and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. While Shakman has never directed a feature film, his TV credits prove he is no slouch, especially considering that the two episodes of Game of Thrones he directed are season seven’s, “The Spoils of War” and “Eastwatch.” With that kind of street cred, the next Star Trek film is in very good hands.
Daily Star Trek News carefully points out that while the film is being produced by J. J. Abrams’ Bad Robot production company, there is NO official word as to whether or not Kelvin timeline film stars Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, and Zachary Quinto will return. For those unfamiliar with Trek canon, the Kelvin timeline occurs in Abrams’ Star Trek (2009), Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013), and Star Trek Beyond (2016). All other Star Trek series, including the most recent series–Discovery, Picard, and Lower Decks–exist within the Prime timeline, though Discovery acknowledges the existence of the Kelvin timeline.
The Ladies in the Star Trek Writers’ Room
What we DO know about this upcoming film, which is slated for release in June 2023, is that it is the first film in the franchise to be written by women. Lindsey Beer and Geneva Robertson-Dworet are writing this latest installment in the franchise.
Beer is best known for Sierra Burgess is a Loser and The Magic Order. She’s also got several other writing projects coming up on her docket, composed almost entirely of genre work, including The Kingkiller Chronicle, an untitled Pet Sematary project, Silver Sable, Short Circuit, M. A. S. K., and Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light. 80s kids will be seeing a lot of Beer’s work in the near future.
Robertson-Dworet wrote the screenplays for Captain Marvel and Tomb Raider. She will be joining Lindsey Beer not only on Star Trek, but also on M. A. S. K., Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light, and Silver Sable. Robertson-Dworet is also writing an adaptation of Andy Weir’s novel, Artemis, Gotham Sirens, and a fresh take on the classic Robin Hood mythos entitled Marian. With this kind of storytelling power, I think it’s safe to say that we are about to boldly go where no one has gone before.
I am very excited to see the next story in the Trek franchise. What do you think about this announcement? Leave me a comment and let’s talk Trek.
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