Chris Pine and crew are expected to return for the fourth installment of the Paramount series.
Paramount is beaming up a new captain for its Star Trek franchise: Noah Hawley, who is best known for TV's Fargo and Legion, will direct the next Trek film for the studio, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
It is expected that Chris Pine will reprise his role as Captain James T. Kirk alongside such castmates as Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana, who have been with the film series since J.J. Abrams revamped the franchise in 2009. This fourth Star Trekstands separate from one that Quentin Tarantino has beenattached tofor two years.
Paramount had been developing a fourth installment after 2016's Star Trek Beyond and had hoped to be in production earlier this year. But after developing a time travel-themed script that would reunite Pine's Kirk with his father Chris Hemsworth, negotiations with the two actors fell apart in summer 2018. The studio was trying to keep costs contained but the initial deals for the actors playing the Enterprise crew had run out and new, more expensive, deals were on the table. Talks never resumed and the project was shelved.
S.J. Clarkson was attached to helm Star Trek 4 at the time and would have become the first woman in the franchise's history to direct a Trek film.
Hawley is a respected mind in the genre space and won an outstanding miniseries Emmy for Fargo's first season in 2014. A fourth season is on the way with Chris Rock in the lead. Hawley also directed the feature Lucy in the Sky, which starred Natalie Portman, and was developing a script based on the Marvel villain Doctor Doom for Fox before the studio was purchased by Disney.
Hawley will produce Star Trek 4 via his 26 Keys shingle along with Bad Robot, the production banner run by Abrams, who helmed the first two installments of this current Trek incarnation.
With the novel coronavirus keeping Hawley at home in Austin, he opens up about shutting down production on 'Fargo,' staying off Twitter and teaching his kids how to get back to the basics.
With production grinding to a halt in the face of the novel coronavirus, the entertainment industry has found itself navigating uncharted territory. To offer a better sense for how, The Hollywood Reporter is running a regular series that focuses on how Hollywood's top writers, actors, directors, executives and more are living and working in these challenging times.
Noah Hawley, the creator of FX's Fargo adaptation, was filming the fourth season of the anthology series in Chicago when FX announced it would be shutting down production. With two episodes unfinished, the show was moved off its planned April 19 premiere date, and will no longer debut in time to qualify for the 2020 Emmy season. With a new date still up in the air, Hawley returned to his home in Austin, Texas, where he's been spending his days with his wife and two kids, still editing Fargo albeit at a much more leisurely pace, and spending his time watching Governor Andrew Cuomo for comfort and teaching his kids how to get back to the basics.
So, what does your day look like now?
On some level, my day hasn't changed dramatically in that I'm a parent and we wake at the normal hour and we get everybody up and the coffee gets made and the breakfast gets made. So, we keep those routines. It's good for the children that things seem normal to them. And then, if it's during the week, I try to get the kids out and run them a bit in the yard to get some energy out, get a little exercise, and then I'll get to work at the normal time, 9 or 10 a.m. I'm editing on Fargo and I'm writing a script and the business of Hollywood is still open enough that I'm doing studio or network calls. So on some level, it feels very much like a version of life when I'm not on location -- where I'm just home and writing. On the other hand, I'm stopping at certain points in the day to Clorox the groceries that arrive. What's been the easiest adjustment?
The easiest adjustment for me is that I get to be home with my family for a concentrated and open ended amount of time. Because I live in Austin, I am often traveling either to L.A. or to Chicago, where we were filming Fargo. So, there was a lot of coming and going, last year especially with makingLucy In the Sky and then going from Lucy into Legion and then Legion into Fargo -- I've just been running around the whole time. So the easiest adjustment is probably the thing that people are balking about, which is I'm happily trapped here with my family in a meaningful way.
And the hardest?
We were three weeks from wrapping Fargo, so I have three quarters of a show that I can't show people until I finish. And I...
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