New STAR TREK Movie In The Works At Paramount From DISCOVERY Writer Kalinda Vazquez

It looks like Paramount Pictures has decided to go back to the drawing board with the Star Trek franchise, as Kalinda Vazquez has been hired to write an "original" take on the iconic Enterprise crew...

Paramount Pictures has seemingly decided to start from scratch with the Star Trek franchise on the big screen.

Deadline reports that the studio has hired Kalinda Vazquez (Star Trek: Discovery, Nikita, Fear The Walking Dead) to pen the script for a new Star Trek movie, with J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot producing.

Abrams directed the 2009 reboot and its sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness, before Justin Lin took the helm on 2016's Star Trek Beyond. It's assumed Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana and rest of the Kelvin Timeline crew will not be back for this "original" project, but that's yet to be confirmed.

It also sounds like the separate Trek movies that were being worked on by Quentin Tarantino and Noah Hawley are now well and truly dead in the water.

We recently learned that Vazquez is set to team with Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin for an HBO series adaptation of Roger Zelazny's sci-fi novel Roadmarks. Her other TV credits include Marvel’s Runaways, Once Upon a Time, Human Target and Prison Break, and she recently adapted Brian K. Vaughan graphic novel, Barrier, for Legendary Television.

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