Simon Kinberg is eyeing the Paramount film

A long time ago X-Men Producer Simon Kinberg is eyeing a new franchise.

Multi-hyphenate talks to produce a new file Star Trek Feature for Paramount Pictures, Hollywood Reporter He confirmed it. If all goes well, it will open the door for him to take active creative roles in the rest of the cinematic side of the franchise. Alex Kurtzman and Akiva Goldsman are the lead creative producers Star TrekTV side.

The project that Kinberg will be involved in is already under very active development. Toby Haynes, who directed episodes of the series star Wars series Andor, is on board to direct the new feature, with Seth Grahame-Smith writing the script. The project is said to be set decades before the events of the 2009 film directed by JJ Abrams, and will likely be set in modern times. It is said to involve the creation of Starfleet and humanity’s first contact with alien life.

Abrams remains involved in the new project as a producer. There’s no release date for the feature, but the studio has indicated it would like to open in 2025. The franchise’s machinations are taking place against the backdrop of a potential sale to Paramount, which could find itself under ownership by Sony or Skydance.

he was not there Star Trek movie ever since Star Trek Beyondwhich was released in 2016. In recent years, a trip It has lived primarily on the small screen, and has boldly found new life thanks to several shows streaming on Paramount+, including Discover Star Trek, Picard And Strange new worlds. Efforts to relaunch the cinematic side, including an Abrams family reunion a trip The cast, which included Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, and Simon Pegg, among others, ended up stranded on eerie, rocky shores. It is also understood that Paramount is still developing a fourth installment a trip To showcase the cast of what has been described as the final chapter for this crew.

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Kinberg rose to prominence thanks to his writing and producing productions on Fox’s X-Men franchise, who took creative control over its run and even made his directorial debut Dark Phoenix. He has also worked in films ranging from Murder on the Orient Express to MarsAnd also select star Wars Projects. He has worked with Grahame-Smith before, as co-screenwriter and executive producer on his film adaptation of ABraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

Puck was the first to report on Kinberg’s negotiations to reboot the network Star Trek Movie franchise.

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