Chris Pine Hasn’t Read the ‘Star Trek 4’ Script
If you were surprised to learn last month that the Starship Enterprise’s newest big-screen team was finally getting a fourth movie, you weren’t alone. In fact, the team themselves were also in the dark about the film. They apparently discovered it during the announcement of the new star trek movie was made by Paramount.
That’s what Chris Pine – aka the current Captain Kirk – told Indiewire. “What’s going on with ‘Star Trek’ is frankly, I don’t know,” he revealed, and noted that he “didn’t know” Paramount was going to announce the movie when they did. “I don’t think anyone has,” he added.
“I know there’s a script somewhere and I’m waiting to see it,” Pine also said. He did, however, note that he had met the film’s current director, Wanda Visionis Matt Shakman, and thinks he’s “a super cool, very smart guy” and “happy to go to work” on a new star trek with a group of actors and a world he “loves”.
Pine’s Newest star trek movie, Star Trek Beyond opened theatrically in the summer of 2016. Since then, Paramount has developed many different star trek 4 projects, not all of which managed to merge into a full-fledged production. Paramount first announced a sequel uniting Pine’s Kirk with his father, played by Chris Hemsworth. That movie never happened, and neither would subsequent potential movies, including one Quentin Tarantino wanted to direct, and another overseen by Fargo creator Noah Hawley. News of Shakman’s involvement in the sequel first broke last summer.
The pine is the first star trek opened in theaters in the summer of 2009, which seems like about four lifetimes ago. To put that into perspective, ten years passed between the cancellation of the original star trek television series and the premiere of Star Trek: The Movie. It’s already been 12 years since the first Pine StarTrek. So they are no longer the young crew who just tasted life on the final frontier.
star trek 4 is currently scheduled to open in theaters on December 22, 2023.